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Winds limit eastbound traffic on Bay Bridge, slowing travel

High winds have prevented Bay Bridge authorities from opening up an additional travel lane to eastbound traffic.

Typically, during the evening rush hour one lane of the westbound span is dedicated to eastbound traffic unless winds make it unsafe for opposing traffic to travel in the same span.

The two-way operations were ended shortly after 4 p.m.

The Maryland Transportation Authority will continue to monitor winds speeds and open an additional eastbound lane if possible Wednesday evening.

Travelers should expect delays and can call 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) for updates.

steve.kilar@baltsun.com

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