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Delays at 50 & 495 in P.G.

2:55 p.m. Update: According to spokesman Mark Brady, at least three cars and a truck carrying raw sewage were involved in the crash. The injuries are not considered life-threatening, he said.

A hazardous materials team is on the scene to deal with the raw sewage spill and diesel fuel from the truck.

Brady warns that drivers should expect major delays in the area.

Original post: Prince George's County Firefighters are on the scene of a dump truck that is on fire and leaking fuel from southbound Interstate 495 to eastbound Route 50 in the Lanham area, a fire department spokesman confirmed.

Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, said emergency responders have been assigned to the incident, and an EMS unit on scene has reported it will be taking two people to an area hospital. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Michael Bolden  | July 23, 2010; 2:17 PM ET
Categories:  Congestion, Driving, Highways, Maryland  
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Raw sewage should stay in PG, where it belongs.

Posted by: jiji1 | July 23, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

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