Tractor-trailer fire slows traffic for over 7 hours on Capital Beltway’s Outer Loop in Fairfax Co.

A tractor-trailer fire has slowed southbound traffic on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway near Route 50, officials say.

The cost of Express Lanes on July 6, 2022.

A tractor-trailer fire on July 6, 2022.

A traffic jam on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway near Route 50 on July 6, 2022.
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A tractor-trailer fire slowed down southbound traffic on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway near Route 50 for over seven hours Wednesday, officials said.

The incident occurred before 4:16 p.m. An hour later, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said the situation was “stable” and the fire has been extinguished.

Nobody was hurt because of the fire, the department said.

A tow truck arrived around 5:45 p.m. to begin removal of the truck.

The WTOP Traffic Center reported all lanes reopened just before 11:30 p.m.

Scott Gelman

Scott Gelman is a digital editor and writer for WTOP. A South Florida native, Scott graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019. During his time in College Park, he worked for The Diamondback, the school’s student newspaper.

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