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Thousands of officers in Detective Suiter's funeral procession
Road closures expected for detective's funeral
3:00 PM, Nov 28, 2017
7:32 PM, Nov 29, 2017
BALTIMORE (WMAR) - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and the Maryland Transportation Authority worked with local law enforcement agencies to plan for the procession.
It started from Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries on Radecke Avenue in Baltimore between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. All mainlines of northbound I-95 were closed, as well as access from northbound I-895 and Moravia Road.
Drivers were diverted into the northbound I-95 Express Toll Lanes (tolls waived). Northbound I-95 traffic had the option to exit at MD 43 or continue back onto mainline northbound I-95.
As the procession passed, I-95 and I-895 re-opened to motorists.
The procession, which had thousands of police officers, moved to the outer loop of I-695 to northbound I-83 to Padonia Road to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Officer Suiter’s final resting place.
Drivers were urged to avoid northbound I-95 and I-895, as well as southbound I-95 approaching I-695 on the northeast corner. There were major delays on the outer loop of I-695 between I-95 and I-83 and I-83 between I-695 and Padonia Road between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.