Lanes Back Open on Capital Beltway After Multiple Accidents Cause Delays, Closures

Photo courtesy of Pete Piringer, Public Information Officer with MCFRS

Lanes on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway are back open after an multiple accidents caused lane closures and delays Friday morning.

According to Maryland State Police, officers responded to Connecticut Avenue just before 6 a.m.,  following a report of an oil spill that led to a series of car accidents.

When troopers arrived to the scene, they noticed four separate crashes between Connecticut Avenue and Rockville Pike.

Initial reports said the crashes happened as a result of an oil spill, but a MSP Spokesperson said a preliminary investigation found that slick road conditions led to the collisions.

Three people were transported to two-area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.

Officers said they are reminding motorists to exercise caution when driving on slick roads.

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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