Local lanes on the Capital Beltway’s Inner Loop were paralyzed for several hours at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, while police worked to redirect commuters trapped in a miles-long backup that resulted when a tractor trailer overturned and spilled diesel fuel.
A truck overturned after a collision with another vehicle near Exit 2A at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge around 7 a.m. Saturday, blocking all southbound local lanes and ripping through a section of concrete barrier.
Maryland State Police said the crash caused diesel fuel to leak out of the truck’s saddle tanks, requiring a HAZMAT response.
Around 11 a.m., the crash was cleared and all local lanes reopened, allowing traffic to flow once more.
Below is a map of the area. For the latest traffic and road conditions, see WTOP’s traffic page.