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WIND RESTRICTIONS

on the
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL
   

Occasionally, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel experiences strong winds that will result in the restriction of normal traffic flow across the facility.  Listed below are the levels of restrictions and the types of vehicles they will affect.  Please note that these restrictions may change at any time. 

For up-to-date weather and travel information, please follow us on Twitter @FollowTheGulls, or contact the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel at any time by calling (757) 331-2960.

   

Category/Level

Wind Speeds Vehicle Restrictions
     
Level 1 40 miles per hour The following types of vehicles will not be allowed to cross the facility during Level 1 wind restrictions:  large pick-up campers; camper trailers; house trailers; anything being towed; vehicles with any exterior cargo. Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger cars and pickups.
     
Level 2 47 miles per hour 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; 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.  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. Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger cars and pickups.
*Empty tanker trucks are allowed to cross under Level 2 wind restrictions.
     
Level 3 55 miles per hour The only types of vehicles allowed to cross are cars without exterior cargo; pick-up trucks without cargo; mini-vans; vans not to include high-profile/conversion vans; SUVs; tractors without trailers; empty flatbed trailers, commercial buses and heavily-laden tractor-trailers with a 40,000 payload in addition to the rig. Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger carsd and pickups.
     
Level 4 60 miles per hour The only types of vehicles allowed to cross are cars without exterior cargo, pick-up trucks without cargo, mini-vans, and SUVs. Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger cars and pickups.
     
Level 5

65 miles per hour

The only types of vehicles allowed to cross are CARS without exterior cargo.
     
Level 6
CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is closed to all traffic due to unforeseen weather conditions or safety concerns.  We strive to make this interruption to traffic as short as possible.

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