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June 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Lanes Reopen After Fuel Spill on the Beltway

UPDATED: All lanes are now open. Update – All lanes have reopened NB I-495 before River Rd (exit 39). Expect residual delays. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) June 27, 2017 Traffic is backing up on the Beltway after a fuel spill, involving a disabled tractor trailer, on I-495 northbound near River Road during the […]

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May 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Troopers Make More Than 7,800 Traffic Stops on Memorial Day Weekend

Maryland troopers made more than 7,800 traffic stops on state roads over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. According to a Maryland State Police Department Facebook post, the stops resulted in the arrest of 111 impaired drivers. Police said their holiday traffic enforcement took place between May 26 and May 30. During that time period, troopers […]

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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Announce DUI Checkpoint in Montgomery County

UPDATED Troopers from the Maryland State Police Department’s Rockville barracks will be conducing a DUI checkpoint tonight in Montgomery County along with police from the Montgomery County Police Department, according to a MSPD news release. The location of the checkpoint is not being disclosed. In addition, police are planning to deploy saturation patrols on local roads […]

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May 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

More People Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting that one million Washington metro area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more this holiday weekend. “It’s the highest number […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Crash on I-495 Outer Loop Near River Road

UPDATED Maryland troopers are investigating a crash that occurred overnight on the I-495 outer loop at River Road towards Virginia. Sgt. Tim Lease of the Maryland State Police Department said the collision occurred around midnight in the middle lane of the highway. According to Lease, a car broke down on the highway and was struck […]

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March 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Troopers on Storm Duty

Maryland state troopers are being reassigned to storm duty, if they are not on road patrol duties already today, as the Maryland State Police Department preps for the pending winter storm. According to a news release, troopers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division and Special Operations Division are being assigned to […]

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January 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Montgomery County Prepares for Snow

UPDATED Montgomery County highway crews are preparing for some snow later today. According to a post on Twitter, the Storm Operations Center is activating at 4 p.m. so crews can prepare for Winter Storm Helena. So far, the county’s winter storm information portal has not been updated. Montgomery County spokesperson Esther Bowring said crews have […]

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Truck Collision on Southbound I-495 Causes Delays (PHOTOS)

UPDATE 12:30 p.m. Maryland State Police report that a Freightliner box truck struck another box truck early this morning near the American Legion Bridge. Police said the 2014 Freightliner truck overturned and landed on a 2015 BMW 428I, driven by a Rockville resident, as well as a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was driven by a […]

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July 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: SHA Crews to Resurface University Boulevard in Silver Spring This Week

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are slated to begin resurfacing University Boulevard between Williamsburg Drive and Franklin Avenue in Silver Spring this week. The work is officially scheduled to begin on July 6, and motorists should prepare for overnight road closures and detours. According to a news release, construction crews are planning to grind […]

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June 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Capital Beltway Road Work Begins June 10th

UPDATED Commuters take note: beginning June 10th, the State Highway Administration (SHA) plans to temporarily close two lanes on the Outer Loop of I-495 from Georgia Avenue to Connecticut Avenue. According to the SHA, at approximately 9 p.m. crews will begin emergency repairs to the I-495 Bridge over Jones Mill Road/Stonybrook Drive. Officials said the […]

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