3 crashes snarl area roads during Thursday-morning commute

10 people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Ten people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
After the crash was cleared on D.C. 295, serious delays remained. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
After the crash was cleared on D.C. 295, serious delays remained. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Ten people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy Tyrone Skeen/DDOT)
Ten people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy Tyrone Skeen/DDOT) (Courtesy listener Tyrone Skeen)
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10 people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
After the crash was cleared on D.C. 295, serious delays remained. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Ten people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy Tyrone Skeen/DDOT)

WASHINGTON — A trio of crashes on major roadways in the District, Maryland and Virginia made Thursday a rough morning for the area’s commuters before the sun was even up.

The apparently worst crash was a multivehicle accident that closed southbound D.C. 295 after Burroughs Avenue from about 6 a.m. to about 7 a.m. Traffic was being diverted onto the Kenilworth Avenue service roadway, then back onto 295.

D.C. Fire and EMS says they’ve taken 10 people from the scene to hospitals — one with potentially life-threatening injuries and one with serious injuries.

Earlier in the morning, an overturned Jeep forced the closure of all but one lane of eastbound I-66 in Virginia, before U.S. 50, from about 5:45 a.m. until nearly 6:30.

And in Maryland, a crash and fire that killed one person and injured at least one more closed the Clara Barton Parkway between the Chain Bridge and the Glen Echo turnaround from shortly after 1 a.m. to a little after 6 a.m.

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