Capt. Sully’s Hudson River plane on Md. highways

If you see a jet in an unusual spot this morning, it won’t be the first time for that particular plane. The Maryland State Highway Administration is advising drivers that the fuselage of the US Airways jet that pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River is traveling along the state’s highways today.

The truck carrying the fuselage is heading to a museum in South Carolina. It left Perryville, Md., shortly after 9 a.m, proceeding south on Interstate 95 to the Baltimore Beltway. From the Beltway, the 185-foot-long truck will make its way to Interstate 70 west and finally to Interstate 68 toward West Virginia.

This will be a sight to see, but drivers should expect delays along the route.

The 16-foot-wide truck carrying the plane will travel no more than 50 mph and will require two lanes. The highway administration is recommending that motorists who plan to travel in Whitemarsh, Overlea, Parkville, Towson and Pikesville this morning use alternate routes to avoid delays.

The highway administration will tweet updates on @MDSHA.

Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region.


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