Check your records! Motorists who took the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on October 1, are being refunded their tolls due to the massive traffic jam.

For 17 hours, the lanes of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel were closed after a truck struck the tunnel's ceiling. Motorists were stranded all along the bridge span, and a toll relief fund has been set up for all of them. Those who used a credit card or E-ZPass have already been reimbursed to the tune of over $44,000, according to transportation officials.

Who is eligible for a refund?

All motorists who took the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (in either direction) on October 1, 2018, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.

Courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Drivers who used credit cards, debit cards, or E-ZPass should already see reimbursements for their tolls, dated October 6. 

Drivers who paid cash can request a refund by calling the CBBT administrative office at (757) 331-2960. Make sure to have a copy of your receipt or a detailed description of your car including license plate number so that your claim can be validated. Phone requests must be made by October 31, 2018.

For additional information about the refund policy, visit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel website.

Were you stuck in the October 1 traffic jam? Have you received your refund yet? Let us know in the comments below!

These bridges, though: Arlington Memorial Bridge will undergo construction-related closures through 2021.