Tractor-trailer overturns, oil spilled on Beltway

A tractor-trailer overturned early Sunday morning on the Capital Beltway Inner Loop near Rockville Pike in Maryland.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. according to Pete Piringer, chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, who said the tractor-trailer was then abandoned as there was fuel spill.

As a result, three lanes were blocked.

Traffic on the inner loop near Maryland Route 355/Rockville Pike stopped because of the accident.

Below is a map of where the crash took place.

State troopers were on the scene Sunday morning and a tow truck was on its way to remove the tractor trailer. The investigation is ongoing.

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WTOP’s Nardos Mesmer and Ian Crawford contributed to this story.

Nardos Mesmer

Nardos G. Mesmer is an Associate Producer with WTOP News. She works with producers, anchors, writers and reporters to develop content for web and air. She ensures content is factually accurate, clear and concise. She also works on technical editing of sound and revisions for airing of final audio.

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

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