Anne Arundel County Police say Ritchie Highway will be closed in both directions at 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie until about 8 p.m. The closure, police say, is due to emergency repair work after a boom truck struck and knocked down wires in the area this morning just after 9 a.m.

Police said delays have already been reported and will continue into rush hour. Currently, police said, Crain Highway is an alternate route, but police are urging citizens to avoid the area if possible.

—Staff Reports