The Washington Post

Delays on eastbound Bay Bridge

4:15 p.m. Update: Michael Dresser of The Baltimore Sun has more details on the accidents.

3:25 p.m. Update: State officials say eastbound delays extend 1.7 miles from the toll plaza. Two-operations are in effect to help ease congestion.

Original post: There are serious delays on the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge following the rescue of two men from the waters below in separate incidents.

Anne Arundel County firefighters were called to the bridge Monday morning for a report of someone who went over the bridge and found a two-vehicle crash.

Division Chief Michael Cox says one man was pulled from the water and taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He says a woman who had suffered a medical emergency unrelated to the crash was taken to Queen Anne’s Medical Center.

Two hours later, rescuers were called out again to rescue a man who had jumped from the westbound span. He was flown to a Baltimore hospital.

Eastbound delays begin at Exit 28, four miles from the toll plaza. Officials said there are no westbound delays.


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