TV Personality “Traffic Jam Jimmy” Has Died

Traffic Jam Jimmy was a resident of Perry Hall

-photo courtesy of Traffic Jam Jimmy Facebook page-

WBFF FOX 45 reports its long time TV personality “Traffic Jam Jimmy” James Uhrin has died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday.

Uhrin was a resident of Perry Hall.

He was known as the traffic reporter that would drive around the Baltimore region in his traffic car to get a first-hand look at traffic in the area.

According to Fox 45, Uhrin started at the station in 1976. He was also known as Mondy the Sea Monster on the “Captain Chesapeake” show.

He was know throughout Maryland and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan released a statement about Uhrin’s passing

“Devastated to learn of the passing of local broadcasting legend James Uhrin, known and beloved by so many of us as ‘Traffic Jam Jimmy.’
Jimmy spent nearly half a century at Channel 45, and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know him better during my time as governor,” Hogan said.
“I last saw Jimmy about a month ago for our annual Maryland Day interview in front of the State House. His trademark humor, irrepressible spirit, and love for Baltimore and our state will be dearly missed.
Our prayers will be with Jimmy’s loved ones and everyone at Fox45.”

Uhrin was 65.