Thru lanes now open after truck fire on Capital Beltway’s Inner Loop

Thru lanes on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway at Interstate 295 are now open following a truck fire earlier Tuesday evening.

Traffic on the inner loop is still backed up.

As of about 8 p.m., all local lanes had reopened to drivers headed for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, but traffic is moving slowly.

Maryland State troopers responded to the truck fire at 6:30 p.m. A hazardous materials crew was sent to the scene to clean up the remaining fuel that didn’t burn off.

A spokesperson for the Maryland State Police told WTOP there are no reports of injuries or fatalities.

Dave Dildine

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