Sunday, April 29, 2012
Two crash victims were transported to Christiana Hospital in Delaware.
UPDATE (6:05 p.m.)—An accident involving a motorcycle and at least two other vehicles on the Conowingo Dam was reported at about 4 p.m. Sunday, Maryland State Police confirmed. U.S. Route 1, near the dam in Darlington, closed for about an hour and 45 minutes after the accident, police said. Two crash victims were transported—one by helicopter and another by ambulance—to Christiana Hospital in Delaware for treatment, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. Maryland and Delaware State Police and volunteer fire firefighters from Port Deposit responded, Gardiner said. For more on local traffic conditions, check out Patch's Commute tab. Alternate routes for crossing the Susquehanna include U.…
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The incident occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
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- Sean Welsh
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
UPDATED (Thursday, 8:30 a.m.)—U.S. Route 1 remains closed at the Susquehanna River after a tractor trailer hauling fuel caught on fire on the Cecil County side of the Conowingo Dam late Wednesday. Maryland State Police at the North East barracks said traffic remained closed as of 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The accident, first reported by Patch, took place around 11 p.m. Wednesday. According to Harford County Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner, a medevac helicopter was en route to the area shortly before 11:30 p.m. to transport one patient. Emergency radio communications indicated that as much as 3,000 gallons of fuel was spilled, but Gardiner said he did not know how much fuel the truck was carrying. WBAL reported that approximately 7,500 …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The crash occurred at the intersection of Belair Road and Connolly Road.
UPDATE (Sunday 6:57 a.m.)—One unidentified man was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma by medevac Saturday night after a car and a fuel truck collided at the intersection of Belair Road and Connolly Road. For instant updates follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. The crash occurred around 8 p.m. and had closed U.S. Route 1 northbound, according to a dispatcher for the Maryland State Police. The driver of a 1968 Dodge passengar car was hospitalized with "severe" injuries, the dispatcher said. He added that the fuel truck was empty and that no liquid was spilled. In an unrelated accident, a motorcyclist died in a crash at Route 543 and Route 7 around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Riverside.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Maryland State Police investigated items that residents believed to be explosives.
A pair of residents transported to the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack what they believed may have been pipe bombs Tuesday night. An explosives expert from the Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad, however, determined that the "tubes" in question were not explosives. At about 9 p.m., two people drove to the barrack to turn in a "camouflage bag ... that contained four tubes about two inches in diameter and five inches long that contained some type of powder," according to a release from Maryland State Police. There was also a "detonation cord" found with the tubes, the release stated. One of the men who turned in the bag said they were put in his truck while he was "helping a friend remove items from her farm." U.S. Route 1 …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The project costs about $1.6 million and will stretch about 3 1/2 miles.
The Bel Air Bypass divider construction project is expected to be complete by mid-fall, according to a State Highway Administration official. The “metal W-beam” (see attached document) will stretch about 3 1/2 miles along U.S. Route 1 from Maryland Route 24 to Maryland Route 924. “The safety enhancement project includes: Pavement repairs and overlay (currently underway); installation of new traffic barrier in the center of the bypass; upgrading the existing barrier on the sides of the bypass where necessary; installation of new pavement markings where needed,” SHA community liaison Fran Ward, wrote in an email. The road will be widened and reinforced after Gray & Son, Inc. of Timonium completes the resurfacing project. Road closure …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Three state road intersections were having traffic light problems.
UPDATE (8:43 a.m.)—Maryland Route 543 is "right-turn only" at U.S. Route 1 Wednesday morning after an eight-vehicle accident and a traffic light malfunction, according to police. A duty officer for the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack said the incident occurred around 7:20 a.m. Traffic lights for Maryland Route 924 at East MacPhail Road and Maryland Route 152 at Harford Road are also malfunctioning, another duty officer said. Police did not know of any injuries from the Route 543 accident. The State Highway Administration is working on fixing the lights, the duty officer said.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The man was scheduled to work Tuesday night in Towson.
UPDATE (6:17 p.m.)—A 25-year-old firefighter from Fork died in a motorcycle accident on U.S. Route 1 in Bel Air around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. For instant updates, follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Kurt Mahlon Chenowith was driving a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja south in the 1200 block of Baltimore Pike when William Ross Kelly of Bel Air, 73, pulled out of the Bob Bell Chevrolet parking lot in front of Chenowith, according to a release from the Maryland State Police. Chenowith struck the driver side of Kelly's 1990 Oldsmobile Regency, which was turning north, and was ejected from his motorcycle, the release stated. Chenowith was transported to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He was a career firefighter for…
Monday, August 8, 2011
Three patients were transported to two different hospitals.
UPDATE (6:47 p.m.)—Traffic approaching U.S. Route 1 and Maryland Route 152 in Fallston is clearing after a a pair of multi-vehicle accidents around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS spokesperson Dave Williams said there was an electric outage in the area, which shut off the traffic lights at the intersection prior to the accidents. Shortly after, an unidentified vehicle left Bel Air Road and crashed into multiple cars in the Agile Automotive parking lot. There was also a two-car accident in the intersection, according to a duty officer for Maryland State Police. The duty officer said seven vehicles total were involved in the two accidents. One patient with non-life threatening injuries has been transported to Upper …