Gravel spill slowed traffic for hours on I-95 in Md.

Southbound drivers on Interstate 95 near Elkridge, Maryland, dealt with heavy delays after a crash between two trucks spilled gravel over the roadway early Wednesday morning.

Maryland State Police said a pickup truck and a dump truck were involved in a crash the southbound travel lanes of I-95 before Md. Route 100/Exit 43 shortly before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to shock trauma with serious injuries.

All southbound lanes reopened around 8 a.m. after crews cleared the crash to the right shoulder. A traffic cam operated by the Maryland Department of Transportation had showed a large gravel spill near the center of the roadway:

A gravel spill on I-95 near Elkridge, Maryland. (Courtesy MDOT)

By 10 a.m. the WTOP Traffic Center reported residual delays had cleared. Earlier, southbound travelers had encountered a backup stretching for almost five miles past the Baltimore Beltway.

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Below is a map of the area:

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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