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I-895 Harbor Tunnel administration building reopens following diagnosis of 2 employees with Legionnaires' disease

Posted at 11:24 AM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 11:24:56-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Transportation Authority has reopened their offices and toll lanes at the I-895 Harbor Tunnel after two of their employees were diagnosed with legionellosis.

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The Harbor Tunnel toll plaza is back to normal operations and cash customers can now stop at the toll booths to make a payment, according to MDTA.

MDTA officials shutdown operations at their administrative office and toll booths on Tuesday to allow state and Baltimore City health officials to investigate where the employees may have contracted the Legionella bacteria.

Although there is no reported confirmation that the bacteria was found in the building, MDTA says they treated water systems in the facility as a proactive measure.

Health officials are still awaiting the test results of the review conducted in the facility. They say both of the employees have since received treatment for the illness.