Truck fire snarls Bay Bridge traffic

A truck fire closed the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge Sunday evening, according to Maryland Transportation Authority.

The MDTA tweeted around 7:40 p.m. that the westbound span was being set up to operate with two-way traffic to accommodate eastbound travelers. Traffic was held on the southern span around 7 p.m., officials said. Fire crews were on the scene, according to the MDTA.

A photo submitted to The Sun showed the cab of a tractor trailer on fire with a thick plume of black smoke blowing toward the Eastern Shore.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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