As of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has imposed mandatory travel restrictions on city roads until noon Tuesday. Restrictions do not apply to uniformed personnel, hospital employees, other medical providers and Corporate Emergency Access System partners.
"We need folks to stay off the roads so that our first responders can focus 100 percent on real emergency accidents as they may occur," the mayor said. "We are working closely with our hospitals and medical providers to ensure that their employees have safe routes to work."
The Bay Bridge remains closed and Maryland Transportation Authority officials don't know when it will reopen.
The Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695 in Baltimore) and Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) have reopened under wind warnings.
The Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301) and Millard Tydings Bridge (I-95 over the Susquehanna River) are operating under wind restrictions for box trucks and tractor trailers.
The Chesapeake House Travel Plaza on I-95 in Cecil County is without power and is closed.
In Garrett County, portions of I-68 were closed due to blizzard conditions.
Downed trees and other debris were blocking traffic on Annapolis Road near Gambrills Road in Anne Arundel County, Bayside Beach Road near Paradise Road in Anne Arundel County, and York Road near Bentley Road in Baltimore County.
The Maryland Transit Administration advises patrons that there will be no local bus, light rail, MARC or commuter bus service Tuesday because of Hurricane Sandy. In Baltimore, Charm City Circulator buses will not operate Tuesday. The Mobility service has canceled all scheduled trips for Tuesday.
There will be no Amtrak Northeast Corridor service Tuesday because of Hurricane Sandy.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun