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A study that has already cost $5 million is moving ahead to look at the feasibility of easing the traffic flow across the Chesapeake Bay including another bridge.

WBOC reports that the Maryland Transportation Authority says the location for such a span ranges from Harford County down to Somerset County.

There is also the possibility of expanding the existing bridge which would save some money.

Other options include tunnels and ferries.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials are getting ready for this weekend's NASCAR race in Dover, but aren't expecting major traffic problems.
 
NASCAR stars will be racing at Dover International Speedway from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. About 65,000 people are expected to attend.
 

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Starting today the population of Dover is expected to double with the opening of the Firefly Music Festival.

Some estimate that at least 90-thousand people are expected to attend.

Officials warn that traffic is expected to be tough with 70 percent coming from north of Dover.

If traffic becomes too congested on Route 13 officials say they may shutdown Exit 104 forcing drivers to Exit 95 to bring them up from the south.

Recreational vehicles have already begun to arrive for the four day event.

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Last night a Somerset County Planning and Zoning hearing got an earful about concerns over the increasing number of chicken houses in the region.

WBOC reports that residents from Princess Anne called on the county commissioners to deal with issues ranging from noise and pollution to traffic and smells among other things.

A number of residents complained that they have been overrun by the chicken houses endangering their property values.

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SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) - Authorities say the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is closed after a two-vehicle crash involving an overturned truck.
 
Video from a traffic camera on the bridge Friday morning showed the rear of the truck hanging over the side of the bridge with a line of cars and trucks stretching out behind it on the span. Emergency workers are on the scene, but the Anne Arundel County Fire Department tweets that no injuries are reported.
 

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35.5 million travelers will be making their way across the country for the Labor Day Weekend with 733-thousand of them right here in Maryland.

And, of those, 87$ will be going by car or around 640,000.

That is only up a half a percent because of the lateness of the holiday which occurs on September 7th.

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - The Delaware State Police is inviting members of the public to participate in a Citizen's Police Academy.

The State Police says the academy will begin on Oct. 15 and last for six sessions. The sessions will take place Thursday evenings and last from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Most classes will take place at the Delaware State Police 911 center in Georgetown.

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There was at least one person killed in an accident last night on Route 404 near Route 50.

The Maryland State Highway Administration said that the accident occurred around 8 p.m.

State police say there were two cars involved in the crash with one driving off the highway and turning over in a ditch.

WBOC reports that at least a mile of Route 404 was closed after the accident.      

It is not known yet as to what caused the crash. 

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It’s still 24 hours before the music begins but campers are already arriving for the Firefly Music Festival.

The festival opens today and there was a small contingent of campers who arrived in Dover by 8 a.m. yesterday.

They waited at a nearby parking lot until the campsites open at noon.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that they expect 65-thousand campers for this year’s festival for a total of over 90-thousand expected attendees.

An extra day of camping was added to the four day festival that runs through Sunday.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials say traffic deaths are at historic lows in the state.

Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, state police Superintendent William Pallozzi and other state officials plan to discuss the specific numbers at a news conference Tuesday in Annapolis.

In a news release ahead of the announcement, AAA Mid-Atlantic says traffic deaths on Maryland roads fell to historic lows last year. The numbers included all traffic deaths in Maryland reported by law enforcement agencies across the state.

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