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March 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Nace Bebé en la I-495 en Horas de la Mañana del Viernes

Un bebé nació en la I-495 Capital Beltway el viernes por la mañana, dijo el portavoz del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS), Pete Piringer. Los socorristas transportaron a la madre y al recién nacido y todos estaban bien, dijo Piringer en Twitter. El bebé nació alrededor de las 7 a.m., […]

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March 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Baby Delivered on Beltway Friday Morning

A baby was delivered on the I-495 Capital Beltway Friday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. Responders transported the mother and newborn and everybody was fine, Piringer said on Twitter. The baby was delivered around 7 a.m., before MCFRS arrived, on the outer loop by University Boulevard, between New […]

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February 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Collisions Reported on Capital Beltway

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported “quite a few wrecks” on the Capital Beltway Thursday. The county is under a Winter Weather Advisory; the National Weather Service says to expect mixed precipitation, with snow/sleet accumulating up to one inch and ice accumulating up to 1/10 of an inch. County Emergency Management […]

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February 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Planners Criticize State Plans to Widen Beltway, I-270

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has “strong reservations” about the Maryland Department of Transportation’s plan to expand I-495 and I-270, saying it will “shortchange transit and inflict unnecessary damage to parkland while increasing emissions from vehicles.” At the end of last month, Maryland highway officials announced that their preferred alternative for the […]

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December 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

One Injured in Rollover Collision on Beltway

A person was injured in a rollover collision on the beltway (I-495) between Rockville Pike and Connecticut Avenue. Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that one person was extricated from a vehicle. The person was then evaluated for trauma, according to Piringer. The extent of the person’s injuries are […]

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November 6, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Surrender Donald’ Grafiti en Popular Puente sobre la I-495

Desde principios de la década de 1970, el puente del ferrocarril sobre la I-495 en Kensington, Maryland, ha sido el lienzo de los famosos grafitis. Con la impresionante estructura del Templo Mormón asomándose a la distancia, la frase “Rendirse Dorothy” a menudo se ha grabado en el puente, haciendo referencia a la Ciudad Esmeralda del […]

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November 4, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

‘Surrender Donald’ Instead of ‘Surrender Dorothy’ Appears on Popular Graffitied I-495 Bridge

Since the early 1970s, the railroad bridge over I-495 in Kensington, Md. has been the canvas for famous graffiti. With the impressive structure of the Mormon Temple looming in the distance, the phrase “Surrender Dorthy” has often been etched on the bridge, referencing the Emerald City of The Wizard of Oz. However, amid the tension of […]

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June 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nightly Lane Closures on Outer Loop Will Continue Through Friday

Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on the Capital Beltway Outer Loop between MD 190 (River Road) and Clara Barton Parkway, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) said in a statement.  Maintenance began Sunday on the Persimmon Tree Road bridge over the beltway. It will continue each night between 9 p.m. […]

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May 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Severe Tractor-Trailer Accident Causes Major Delays on Beltway

A tractor-trailer accident caused major traffic delays on the I-495 inner loop in Chevy Chase early Friday morning. The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. near Connecticut Avenue. Authorities say the driver was severely pinned in the wrangled metal for about 40 minutes. Once extricated, the driver was transported to a local hospital with traumatic […]

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April 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Speeding, Wet Roads Suspected Cause of Three Beltway Crashes Thursday

Three tractor trailer crashes on the Beltway Thursday are being investigated by Maryland State Police’s Rockville Barracks. All three accidents appeared to be caused by speeding on the wet road. It started at 10 a.m. with a crash on the inner loop of I-495 at Route 355. A tractor trailer was off the road and […]

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