WASHINGTON — Traffic on the Inner Loop in Capitol Heights ground to a halt on Tuesday morning due to a burning tractor-trailer.
Traffic on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway was stopped due to a truck fire in the vicinity of Ritchie-Marlboro Road in Prince George’s County, Maryland in the 9 o’clock hour. The Outer Loop also saw significant delays because of rubbernecking.
Prince George’s County Fire spokesman Mark Brady confirmed additional units were responding to the scene of the eighteen-wheeler, and advised commuters to avoid the area.
Truck fire on the Capital Beltway in area of Ritchie-Marlboro Road. Cab of 18-wheeler well involved. Additional units have been called to the scene. Avoid area. #PGFD
— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) November 13, 2018
Just after 11 a.m., traffic was able to squeeze by the scene in the left lane and later that hour, a second lane was reopened. The ramp from Ritchie Marlboro Road to join the Inner Loop was also reopened.
As of 2 p.m. crews are still working to clear the incident.
Below is a map of the area:
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