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Category 1
Winds Surge Vulnerable
74 to 95 mph 4-5ft above normal Unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery and trees, some piers. Some coastal road flooding.
Category 2
Winds Surge Vulnerable
96 to 110 mph 6-8ft above normal Roofing material, trees, many mobile homes, piers, small craft in unprotected anchorages. Coastal roads and low-lying escape roads flood two to four hours before center of storm arrives.
Category 3
Winds Surge Vulnerable
111 to 130 mph 9-12ft above normal Small homes and buildings, large trees, all mobile homes. Low-lying escape routes flooded three to five hours before center arrives, and flooding destroys small structures.
Category 4
Winds Surge Vulnerable
131 to 155 mph 13-18ft above normal Walls, roof structures, doors and windows of small homes, all signs and trees, lower floors of structures near the shore. Terrain lower than 10 feet above sea level may flood, requiring evacuations six miles inland.
Category 5
Winds Surge Vulnerable
greater than 155 mph greater than 18ft
above normal
Homes and buildings of all sizes, especially roofs, windows and doors. Terrain lower than 15 feet above sea level may flood, requiring evacuations as far as 10 miles inland.

 

CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL


WIND RESTRICTION LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS:

Occasionally, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel experiences strong winds that will result in the restriction of
normal traffic flow across the facility. Listed below are the levels of restrictions and the types of vehicles they
will affect. Please note that these restrictions may change at any time.

Category / Level Wind Speeds Vehicle Restrictions

Level 1

 

 

40 miles per hour

 

 

The following types of vehicles will not be allowed to cross the facility during Level 1 wind restrictions: large pick-up campers; camper trailers or RVs; house trailers; anything being towed; vehicles with any exterior cargo that may become unsecured due to high winds. Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger cars and pickups.

Level 2

 

 



 

 

47 miles per hour

 

 

 



 

The following types of vehicles will not be allowed to cross the facility during Level 2 wind restrictions: motorcycles; large pick-up campers; camper trailers; house trailers; anything being towed; vehicles with any exterior cargo; empty tractor-trailers, not to include empty tanker trucks*; small six-wheel trucks such as moving vans, rental trucks, school buses, etc. Tractor-trailers must gross 15,000 pounds payload in addition to the weight of the rig and six-wheel trucks must gross 15,000 pounds payload in addition to the weight of the rig in order to be allowed to cross the facility during Level 2 wind restrictions. Tractors without trailers are allowed to cross. Maximum safe speed 45 mph. Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger cars and pickups.
*Empty tanker trucks are allowed to cross under Level 2 wind restrictions

Level 3

 

 

 

55 miles per hour

 

 

 

The only types of vehicles allowed to cross are cars without exterior cargo; pick-up trucks without cargo; mini-vans; vans not to include high-profile/conversion vans; SUVs; tractors without trailers; empty flatbed trailers, commercial buses and heavily-laden tractor-trailers with a 30,000 payload in addition to the rig; Tanker trucks with 25,000 lb. payload in addition the rig. Maximum safe speed 45 mph. Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger cars and pickups.

Level 4

 

 

60 miles per hour

 

 

The only types of vehicles allowed to cross are cars without exterior cargo, pick-up trucks without cargo, mini-vans, and SUVs. Maximum safe speed 45 mph.
Complimentary District-operated wind vans will be provided to assist in transporting exterior cargo that would otherwise restrict passenger cars and pickups.
Level 5 65 miles per hour The only types of vehicles allowed to cross are CARS without exterior cargo. Maximum safe speed 45 mph.
Level 6

CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is closed to all traffic due to unforeseen weather conditions or safety concerns. We strive to make this interruption to traffic as short as possible.

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