Suspect in custody after police activity causes backup on Bay Bridge

A police standoff causes a backup on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Saturday morning. (Courtesy WTOP listener)

Police activity on U.S. Route 50 has caused a massive backup on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Saturday morning.

The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect is in custody and all lanes of Route 50 on Kent Island are now open.

Around 5 a.m., listeners alerted the WTOP Traffic Center of a police chase and standoff on Route 50 near Cox Neck Road.

Shortly after the chase started, police stopped all travel on Route 50 between the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Kent Narrows West.

Traffic was backed up for miles near the Bay Bridge as traffic was detoured around the incident.

For the latest road and traffic conditions, see WTOP’s traffic page or listen to updates every 10 minutes online or on the air at 103.5 FM.

Mary DePompa

WTOP Traffic Reporter, Mary de Pompa has a great understanding of the D.C.-area gridlock, being a third-generation Washingtonian. If you see more than she says, call Mary on the WTOP Traffic Hotline at 202-895-5048 or email her at

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