- The Washington Times - Friday, December 1, 2006

1:22 p.m.

High winds are expected to cause delays this afternoon on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Maryland transportation officials said.

The bridge is operating under a wind warning, which goes into effect when wind speeds reach 30 mph to 39 mph.

Because of the wind warning, the Maryland Transportation Authority will not implement two-way traffic on the bridge this afternoon.

There are no delays approaching the eastbound and westbound bridges.

Officials urge drivers to travel early today to avoid possible delays throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Operators of box trailers, motorcycles and vehicles with roof-mount racks containing cargo, or any other vehicles that might be subject to high winds, are asked to use extra caution while crossing the bridge.

For real-time bridge conditions, call 877/BAYSPAN (877/229-7726) or visit www.mdtransportationauthority.com or www.traffic.md.gov.

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