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Hudson plane caravan will affect traffic on I-70 today

June 07, 2011

The US Airways plane that landed safely in the Hudson River in 2009 is expected to go through Washington County today on its way to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in North Carolina.

The truck carrying the plane's fuselage, accompanied by state police, will be traveling from 20 to 50 mph and will affect westbound traffic on Interstate 70 in the area today.

The museum's Twitter account, carolinairmusem, is reporting that the truck stopped in Cecil County, Md., Monday night, and that it is expected to reach Hazelton, W.Va., by tonight.

It will travel on Interstate 95 to Interstate 695 (the Baltimore beltway), and then head westbound on Interstate 70, which will take it through Frederick County and Washington County. It will exit I-70 onto Interstate 68 at Hancock, then head west through Cumberland, Md., toward West Virginia.

According to a published report, the Maryland State Highway Administration permit for the truck carrying the plane will only allow it to drive on Maryland highways between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

According to the Carolinas Aviation Museum Twitter account, the plane began its trip on Saturday in Harrison, N.J.

The truck carrying the plane has a GPS that can be followed at www.jsupor.com.

— Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist

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