Baltimore mourns loss of Traffic Jam Jimmy
(WEAA)—Baltimore television personality Traffic Jam Jimmy has passed away.
FOX 45 News announced James Uhrin passed away Saturday morning at the age of 65.
He died from a heart attack.
Uhrin started working at the local news station in 1976 as Mondy the Sea Monster on the “Captain Chesapeake” show and in recent years became popular for his morning traffic reports while driving around Maryland.
Co-workers, fans, and public officials took to social media to express their condolences.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of @TrafficJamJimmy @FOXBaltimore . He was a true #Baltimore #Icon and real supporter of #BCFD. Not only did he love our city, the city & our community loved him. He will be truly missed. pic.twitter.com/JOlV6HjR7b— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) May 9, 2022
Devastated to learn of the passing of local broadcasting legend James Uhrin, known and beloved by so many of us as ‘Traffic Jam Jimmy.’— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 8, 2022
Jimmy spent nearly half a century at Ch. 45, and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know him better during my time as governor. pic.twitter.com/wMTRRuD0S6