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Traffic Alert: Expect Road Closures, Delays as Blue Angels Fly into Town

The Navy’s flight demonstration squad, the Blue Angels, is scheduled to perform at the Naval Academy on Wednesday.

The Navy’s flight demonstration squad, the Blue Angels, is scheduled to perform at the Naval Academy on Wednesday. Credit: Blue Angels website
The Navy’s flight demonstration squad, the Blue Angels, is scheduled to perform at the Naval Academy on Wednesday. Credit: Blue Angels website

The Navy’s flight demonstration squad, the Blue Angels, world-renowned for its aerial displays, is scheduled to perform at the Naval Academy on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. 

The Commissioning Week show will be the first in Annapolis since 2010. And that’s going to mean traffic tangles in the air as spectators converge on the city to get a glimpse of the team. 

Look for rehearsals today as the group arrives along the Severn River between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday before practicing the routine over Annapolis at 2 p.m., reports the Capital Gazette.

Anne Arundel County Police say the event will affect traffic along the following routes: Taylor Avenue, Rowe Boulevard, Route 450 northbound and southbound in the area of the Naval Academy Bridge, Route 648, Greenbury Point Road and Saint Margarets Road.

Commuters in these areas should be aware that some streets will be closed during the event, including the closing of the U.S. Naval Academy Bridge.

Police urge drivers to use caution as increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic is expected for the event. Motorists traveling the above route should expect minor delays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Steven Spiegel May 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM
I remember going over the Bay Bridge and seeing them fly by It was a few years ago but if I am correct they went under the bridge not sure but I believe I recall some of them going over and some under but they were really skilled pilots . The best of the best . I was teasing my mom she is flying back from Atlanta and I told her it would be funny to see her flying back in one of those guys planes . She would be beating the guy in the head telling him to slow down . LOL
Angelica Jayne Taggart May 25, 2014 at 09:16 PM
Years ago, when living on Oahu, the Blue Angels flew right over my home -- they were loud and so close I could see the rivets in the metal!!

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