VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is back open late Friday night. It closed earlier in the day as wind and rain from the remnants of Ian swept over the area.
The CBBT has strict rules about when it's safe for people to drive over the 17.6-mile span.
LEVEL 1: Restrictions start kicking in when winds reach 40 miles an hour. Motorcycles, campers, and any kind of truck towing a trailer have to find another route.
LEVEL 2: At 50 mph winds, it's limited to just cars, pickup trucks and SUVs without any exterior baggage.
LEVEL 3: When there are 60 mph + winds, the bridge-tunnel closes.
Bridge-tunnel staff will continue posting updates on Twitter as conditions improve or worsen.