Outer Loop Lanes Reopen After Truck Fire
UPDATE, 1:35 p.m.: All lanes are now open. Traffic remains backed up in both directions.
UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: Just one left lane of the Outer Loop is now blocked. Traffic remains slow before Connecticut Avenue and the length of the southbound 270 Spur. Inner Loop traffic is slow after Rte. 7.
UPDATE, 1 p.m.: Two lanes of the Outer Loop are getting by to the right. All Inner Loop lanes are open.
ORIGINAL POST: An accident involving a truck this morning in Montgomery County has blocked all lanes on the Outer Loop of the Beltway at River Road.
Two right lanes are getting by on the Inner Loop and traffic slows starting at the George Washington Parkway.
NBC4 reports that a welders truck overturned and caught fire at about 11 a.m. near the Persimmon Tree Road bridge. At least two people were injured, the station reported. There is a possible hazmat situation.
Another accident involving an overturned vehicle on I-495 northbound at US 50 (Arlington Blvd.) is blocking the two right lanes. Traffic slows after Rte. 236.
See Live Traffic Map.
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