Crash involving bus halts Baltimore traffic

The Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management has reported a collision with injuries on westbound North Avenue at McCulloh Street that sent two dozen people to the hospital at 7:10 on Wednesday morning.

OEM spokesman Connor Scott said the collision involved a mobility vehicle and transit bus, both of which are owned by the Maryland Transit Administration.


Scott said that 25 people were taken to the hospital due to the incident, but some of those taken might have been family or friends of the injured who happened to ride along with them.

The MTA and the Baltimore Police Department are investigating the cause of the crash, officials said. North Avenue is closed between McCulloh Street and Eutaw Street, said OEM.


A vehicle fire on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Parkville at Putty Hill Avenue has closed two outer loop traffic lanes and the outer loop right shoulder at 8:32 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

Annapolis roads are set to close Wednesday morning for the Governor-elect Larry Hogan's inauguration ceremony.

According to the Annapolis Police Department, State Circle will close to traffic at 8 a.m. Starting at 10 a.m., College Avenue will be closed from Church Circle to St. John's Street, Bladen Street will be closed from Calvert Street to College Avenue, Rowe Blvd. will be closed at Calvert Street, and Maryland Avenue will be closed at Prince George Street.

Police said streets will remain closed until approximately 2 p.m.

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works said that due to the winter storm forecast street sweeping in the city's northeast and southwest quadrants has been canceled.

MTA reported at 9 a.m. that trains, buses and mobility vehicles were running on schedule.