STEVENSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A fire on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge creates a traffic nightmare for commuters.
A thick cloud of black smoke was first reported around 6 p.m. Sunday coming from the highest point of the bridge.READ MORE: Colin Powell, Military Leader And First Black US Secretary Of State, Dies After Complications From COVID-19
Authorities believe a construction area under the westbound span caught fire.
Traffic in that direction was completely shut down for several hours, causing major delays.READ MORE: Maryland's Leaders & Residents React To Colin Powell's Death
One lane on the eastbound span of the bridge was also closed.
Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what caused the fire.MORE NEWS: 'Thought It Was My Body, My Choice': Northrop Grumman Employees Protest Vaccine Mandate
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