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


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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November 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

VIDEO: Large Traffic Jam on Beltway Tonight

There is a large traffic jam on the beltway tonight in Bethesda looking toward the I-270 spur. According to the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Twitter account, a crash has closed three lanes on I-495. Alert Montgomery/Prince George's Co: Crash closes three right lanes on I-495 IL prior to MD 650. sf #mdtraffic #mdotnews — […]

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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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February 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Fatal Truck Accident Closes Beltway (Photos & Video)

UPDATED The driver of a tractor trailer was killed in a collision on the Beltway that occurred on westbound Interstate 495 east of Connecticut Avenue on Friday morning. The overturned truck closed both the inner loop and the outer loop lanes of the Beltway for some time during the morning rush hour. Fire and Rescue […]

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February 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Bridge Work to Close Lanes on Beltway Beginning Sunday Night

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel on University Boulevard or I-495 in Silver Spring that upcoming lane closures will impact overnight travel for the next month. A 161-foot, 175-ton crane will be used to lift the steel beams for the new bridge and crews will work above […]

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January 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Fire Truck Struck By Passing Vehicle on Beltway (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services unit were dispatched at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday to a collision on the inner loop of the beltway between Connecticut Avenue and Georgia Avenue, responding to a personal injury collision. According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, one person was treated and transported with non serious injuries. […]

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May 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Beltway Backup

UPDATED All lanes are now open after an early morning back up on the Beltway between Connecticut Avenue and Georgia Avenue. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer says the accident involved a jackknifed tractor trailer and an overturned box truck on the eastbound (Inner Loop) lanes of I-495. Hazardous materials crews were called to the […]

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April 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

A Day in the Life of Montgomery County Before the Sun Came Up (PHOTOS)

The day starts early for many in Montgomery County. Here are some early morning photos of life across Montgomery County on April 22nd before the sun even came up. Send your photos to or Tweet them @MyMCMedia #DITL #MoCo. You can see what everyone is sending here.

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