WASHINGTON — Maryland dealt with two separate major crashes on Monday morning involving tractor-trailers, likely causing headaches for anybody hoping to get to work on time.
All lanes were blocked in the northbound direction of I-95 past I-895/Harbor Tunnel Thruway after an accident involving nine vehicles, including two tractor trailers. Traffic was backed up for miles before lanes reopened around 8:30 a.m.
The accident was reported at about 7 a.m. It involved two tractor trailers, a dump truck and six passenger cars. No serious injuries reported, but 1 person was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Road is estimated to reopen in about an hour
— MD State Police (@MDSP) September 24, 2018
Lanes on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway at Md. 355/Rockville Pike have also reopened after an early morning crash and fuel spill on Monday. Some residual delays remain.
Maryland State Police say a semitrailer truck jackknifed near Exit 34 in Bethesda at 2:52 a.m., leading to a minor spillage of diesel fuel onto the road and damage to the guardrail.
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) September 24, 2018
As of around 7:40 a.m., all lanes on the exit to Md. 355 had reopened after a cleanup lasting several hours.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said there were no injuries.
Below is a map of the affected area:
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