Rt. 50 melts down with tour bus crash and burning mulch truck on Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Rt. 50 back up eastbound due to tour bus crash. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Rt. 50 back up eastbound due to tour bus crash. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

WJLA – A tractor trailer caught fire on the Eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Sunday evening, causing major delays in both directions of US 50.
All Eastbound traffic was stopped. Highway crews were working to redirect one of the Westbound lanes to allow a lane for Eastbound traffic.
NO SERIOUS INJURIES IN RT. 50 & I-97 CRASH INVOLVING TOUR BUS
UPDATE
(ANNAPOLIS, MD) 05/19/2014– Maryland State Police report that State Troopers on the scene say there were no serious injuries in the crash involving a tour bus on the ramp from Rt. 50 to I-97 and that the roadway should be completely open by about 6:00 p.m. today.
At about 4:30 p.m. today, Maryland State Police from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded to a traffic crash on the ramp from westbound Rt. 50 to northbound I-97.  When troopers arrived they found two passenger vehicles and a tour bus involved in the crash.

A tractor-trailer hauling mulch caught fire and closed the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, causing massive tie-ups as the west-bound span was used for one-way traffic. Photo WJLA TV

A tractor-trailer hauling mulch caught fire and closed the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, causing massive tie-ups as the west-bound span was used for one-way traffic. Photo WJLA TV

The drivers from each of the passenger vehicles and a passenger from the tour bus were transported to an area hospital.  The initial information does not indicate their injuries are serious.
The Woodlawn Motor Coach was carrying 30 people, including the driver.  All vehicles remained upright, contrary to some reports that the bus had overturned.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.  Traffic is currently getting by on the shoulder of the ramp.  Troopers expect the roadway to be completely open by about 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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