On the day after the Baltimore area experienced record levels of rainfall and a street collapse, Thursday morning's commute was snarled with accidents and road closures on major thoroughfares and secondary roads.
Many of the incidents occurred in Baltimore City on the Jones Falls Expressway, but most were cleared by 8:15 a.m.
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reported that all lanes had been reopened on the northbound Jones Falls Expressway with the clearing of a crash at 8:20 a.m. Baltimore DOT reported at 8:13 a.m. that all roads were open on the JFX South with the clearing of a crash at 28th Street.
The transportation department added that St. Paul Street will be reduced to one lane throughout the morning.
The state Department of Transportation reported an incident with injury on MD 100 East at Interstate 95 in Elkridge that has closed both eastbound traffic lanes and the eastbound left shoulder at 9:02 a.m.
DOT reported a disabled vehicle on New Cut Road East in South Gate at I-97 South that closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 8:17 a.m.
DOT also reported flooding on MD 7 in Edgewood at Fashion Way at 7:33 a.m. and said that emergency roadwork on MD West at Rolling Road in Baltimore County that began on Tuesday continued Thursday.
The State Highway Administration said at 6:55 a.m. on Thursday that crews continue to remove debris and detour roads due to high water levels.
The Maryland Transit Administration reported major delays on the MARC train due to flooding, including the Camden Line, which is operating up to 30 minutes late in both directions.
Brunswick Line trains 890, 892 and 894 have been canceled, while local bus and light rail service are experiencing minor delays, MTA said. And the MARC Penn Line has been suspended due to trees on the catenary, MTA said.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun