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Rte. 50 Lanes Reopened After Truck Accident

Update, 3:14 p.m.: This accident is cleared and all lanes are reopened, according to our traffic service.

Original post: An overturned dump truck has shut lanes of Route 50 at Route 704, state police said.

The truck overturned just after 12 p.m., spilling fuel from its tank onto the major highway in Prince George's County, said State Police sources. Police have shut down the left two lanes of Route 50 westbound and the HOV lane eastbound while authorities investigate and clean up the crash.

Bonnell said the incident is likely to cause backups before the ramp leading to the Capital Beltway, but traffic should be clear on the Beltway itself. He said cleanup would take at least an hour. No one was seriously injured. It is unclear why the truck overturned.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 1, 2009; 1:15 PM ET
Categories:  Congestion , Driving  
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