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Beltway Shut Down In Bethesda After Wreck

by Aaron Kraut — May 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm 1 Comment

UPDATE 4:55 p.m. Police and MCFRS have reopened all lanes of the Beltway inner loop at Old Georgetown Road. Delays extend 10.5 miles from the scene.

ORIGINAL Police have closed the Beltway inner loop at Old Georgetown Road after a truck-involved wreck that requires a Hazmat team to assist with an apparent fuel spill.

The wreck occurred around 2 p.m. on Tuesday when a truck jackknifed into a jersey barrier just west of Rockville Pike.

MCFRS reported the driver side fuel tank was completely ruptured and about 75 gallons of diesel fuel was leaking toward a nearby creek. That section of the inner loop is expected to be shut down for some time.

Photos via @TedGarberMusic and @BCCRS

  • alco

    Yeesh, hazmat situations on the beltway are always a disaster. The last time I was in traffic from a hazmat spill, cars were turning around and driving the wrong way on the entrance ramps in order to get out. The projected delay was about 3 hours.


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