Overturned truck, fuel spill paralyze I-95 north of Baltimore for hours

A truck flipped over in the median crossing from south to the northbound lane on I-95 north of White Marsh Wednesday morning.

As of 9:30 a.m., crews have closed NB I-95 between White Marsh (x67) and Havre de Grace (x89) near Big Gunpowder Falls to clean up the overturned truck with hazmat spill.

Drivers are urged to use caution and consider other routes for travel as they travel during Thanksgiving week.


A collision between six vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, caused long delays on Interstate 95 north of White Marsh, Maryland, on Wednesday morning.

Maryland State Police said the crash happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday near Big Gunpowder Falls. Images from the scene showed a tractor-trailer on its side, blocking the northbound lanes and extending across the median into the southbound side.

All lanes reopened about 12:15 p.m., but residual delays are expected, Mary DePompa said in the WTOP Traffic Center.

The WTOP Traffic Center initially reported northbound I-95 was limited to two lanes between Md. 43/White Marsh (Exit 67) and Md. 152/Fallston (Exit 74) for a crash cleanup. Northbound lanes were completely closed for about an hour, leading to a miles-long delay during holiday travel.

The driver of the tractor-trailer and another driver were taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

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Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital journalist and editor in June 2018. He is a reporter and photographer focusing on politics, political activism and international affairs.

Tadiwos Abedje

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