October 18, 2005
Baltimore Harbor Tunnel closed in security threat
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, which
carries traffic on the main East Coast highway, was closed on
Tuesday as a "security precaution," authorities said.
The 1.4 mile, four-lane tunnel was closed down shortly
before noon, said an officer at the Maryland Transportation
Authority Police Command Center.
would not provide any more specifics on what prompted the
closing, which caused long lines of traffic.
CNN said the tunnel, along a major traffic thoroughfare in
the U.S. Northeast, was closed in both directions due to an
unspecified threat and traffic was being rerouted.