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UPDATE: All Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel wind restrictions lifted

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Posted at 4:38 AM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 07:28:15-05

**UPDATE** All CBBT wind restrictions have been lifted.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is currently operating on  Level 2 wind restrictions.

Winds are in excess of 47 miles per hour.

According to the CBBT website, the following types of vehicles will not be allowed to cross the facility during LEVEL 2 wind restrictions:

  • motorcycles
  • large pick-up campers
  • camper trailers
  • house trailers
  • anything being towed
  • automobiles with car top carriers, luggage racks, etc.
  • vehicles with any exterior cargo
  • empty tractor trailers, not to include empty tanker trucks
  • small six-wheel trucks such as moving vans, rental trucks, school buses, etc.

Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger cars and pickups.

Tractor trailers must gross 30,000 pounds payload in addition to the weight of the rig and six-wheel trucks must gross 15,000 pounds payload in addition to the weight of the rig in order to be allowed to cross the facility during LEVEL 2 wind restrictions.

Tractors without trailers are allowed to cross.