Wind Disrupts Rail Service, Knocks Out Traffic Lights
Update, 4:45 p.m.: From the Associated Press: The Maryland Transit Administration says fallen trees near Towson are blocking light rail trains, while a tree tangled in overhead lines forced MARC passengers near the Baltimore area to change trains.
The agency says there is no light rail service between the Lutherville and Falls Road stops because of fallen trees on Ruxton Road. Shuttle bus service is being provided.
MARC train 423 ended service at BWI Airport after a tree fell on overhead lines and signals stopped working, causing a delay of more than an hour. Passengers were transferred to the 427 train.
Update, 4:30 p.m.: Wind restrictions are in effect on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The wind speeds are in the 40 to 49 mph range, so house trailers, empty box trailers and other vehicles subject to strong winds are prohibited from crossing.
Update, 3:20 p.m.: The windy weather has downed power lines in several areas of Loudoun County, closing at least one area of Route 50 and affecting traffic flow in other parts of the county. The full story.
Update, 12:00 p.m.: The Seven Corners traffic lights are working again, officials said. "Numerous" other lights, however, remain dark across the county.
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