Beltway’s Outer Loop in Montgomery Co. reopens after multi-vehicle crash

All lanes of the Outer Loop of the Beltway are shut down in Montgomery County, Maryland, after a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

All lanes of the Outer Loop of the Beltway are shut down in Montgomery County, Maryland, after a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon that involved a fuel leak.

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All lanes of the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway were shut down in Montgomery County, Maryland, after a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon that involved a fuel leak.

Pete Piringer, spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, said the crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. under the Rockville Pike, at the split for I-270 north and involved two tractor-trailers, a box trucks and two other vehicles.

One lane on the left was reopened at about 1:40; the road was fully reopened at about 2:55, with residual delays.

Piringer said three people have been taken taken to a hospital, and several others are being evaluated. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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