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Plane caravan to create 'rolling roadblock' on Md. highways

June 07, 2011

The plane that Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger successfully landed on New York’s Hudson River following a bird strike that disabled his engines will create a "rolling roadblock" as it passes through Maryland on Tuesday, the Maryland State Highway Administration said in a news release.

The SHA is advising motorists that will be traveling along the outer loop of I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) between I-95 (exit 33) and I-70  to expect delays, the release said.

The truck carrying the fuselage of US Airways Flight 1549 is heading to a museum in North Carolina and will travel along Maryland state highways after 9 a.m.  The truck was to leave Perryville Md., shortly after 9 a.m. and proceed south on I-95 to the Baltimore Beltway.  From the beltway, the 185-foot-long and nearly 16-foot-wide truck will make its way to I-70 west and finally to I-68 toward West Virginia. according to the SHA.

The wide truck carrying the plane will travel at a speed of up to 50 mph and will require two lanes to travel.  SHA is recommending that motorists who plan to travel in Whitemarsh, Overlea, Parkville, Towson and Pikesville after 9 a.m. use alternate routes to avoid potential delays, according to the release.

SHA will tweet updates on its Twitter page @MDSHA and motorists can check live traveler information by logging onto www.roads.maryland.gov and click the 'CHART' icon.  Here, travelers will have access to live traffic cameras and any incidents that may occur on the road, the release said.

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