Beltway reopens in Prince George’s Co. after tractor-trailer carrying fuel overturns

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The Capital Beltway has fully reopened in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Saturday morning after a truck carrying 7,000 gallons of fuel overturned, according to fire officials.

Both directions of the Capital Beltway closed immediately following the crash on the outer loop, which happened while the tractor-trailer was on an off ramp at around 9:30 a.m.

The fuel is contained and there’s no fire, according to the Prince George’s County Fire Department.

Fire officials are working to offload the fuel, but in the meantime Maryland State Police are recommending drivers plan alternate routes.

Officials also said to “expect delays and move over for emergency vehicles.”

Jessica Kronzer

Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

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