MDOT continues clean up from Tropical Storm Isaias
MARYLAND – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is continuing to clean up from Tropical Storm Isaias across the state.
We’re told that as the storm dissipated, crews had responded to a total of 130 incidents across the state. As of Tuesday afternoon, crews had 78 active weather-related events, including 37 roadway closures due to high water and 35 associated with debris.
One of the incidents resulted in the closure of the US Route 50 bridge over the Choptank River in Cambridge, after three tractor trailers reportedly overturned. One had the top half of its rig over the jersey wall. Drivers were taken to area hospitals and the bridge was reopened.
MDOT SHA is urging motorists to take precautions when traveling, including not driving through standing water, using low beam headlights when windshield wipers are activated, and not to try to move fallen tree branches as high-voltage wires may be intertwined. Motorists are also reminded that if power is out at a traffic signal, state law requires all drivers at the intersection to treat it as a four-way stop.