5:05 p.m. update:

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge reopened in both directions about 5 p.m., according to Kelly Melhem, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Drivers heading that way should expect to encounter lingering delays due to the congestion that built up during the closure.

Earlier: 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is closed in both directions until the storm passes through that area, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.