April 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

SHA Announces Lane Closures on Capital Beltway in Silver Spring

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel on I-495 (Capital Beltway) near MD 193 (University Boulevard) of multiple lane closures that will affect overnight travel next week. Beginning Sunday night (weather permitting), SHA will close one lane of I-495 starting at 8 p.m., two lanes at 10 p.m. […]

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February 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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MCFRS Ambulance Crew Hospitalized After Being Struck by A Vehicle

UPDATED A Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) volunteer ambulance crew is hospitalized with serious injuries today after being struck by a vehicle overnight while on duty at I-495 between River Road and I-270. Maryland State Police have identified the volunteers as Glen Echo Fire Department Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Thomas Schryver, 26, and […]

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November 1, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Potomac Teen Killed in Collision on I-495 on Saturday Morning

UPDATED Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal vehicle accident that occurred shortly after 2 a.m. on Nov. 1 on Interstate 495 south of Persimmon Tree Road. According to Maryland State Police, 17-year-old Dominik Liam Pettey of Potomac was killed in the collision. The preliminary police investigation indicates that a 2009 Honda Accord was disabled […]

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October 31, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Police Launch Operation ‘Stay Alive, Think and Drive’

Maryland State Police are launching a combined effort in the Capital Beltway region tonight to reinforce Maryland’s impaired driving and move over laws, in an effort to save lives and reduce injuries. Enforcement efforts for “Operation Stay Alive, Think and Drive” will include a combined initiative with Prince George’s County Police Department and the Montgomery […]

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September 29, 2014 | Krista Brick and Sonya Burke

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Baseball’s Beltway Boys Head to Postseason with Sellout Crowds (VIDEO)

If you were hoping to see the Nationals or Orioles play a postseason home game, you might be out of luck. According to both teams’ websites, there are no National League Division Home Series tickets available. The Nats have a home game Oct. 3 and Oct 4. with a scheduled fifth game is necessary on […]

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June 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Beltway Closed for Five Hours Following Accident

The outer loop of 495 was closed for five hours during the early morning hours of June 2 after a tractor trailer hit a Maryland State Police Trooper’s vehicle and another car and destroyed 150 feet of guardrail. According to an account from the Maryland State Police, Trooper T. Flowers-Jackson was conducting a traffic stop […]

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May 17, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Fatal Accident Closes Outer Loop of Beltway (PHOTO)

A single-vehicle car crash resulted in a traffic backup that was miles long, along the outer loop of the Beltway between Connecticut Avenue and Georgia Avenue on Saturday afternoon, and it’s claimed the life of a Bethesda man. Maryland State Police say they were notified of the accident on westbound 495 at 2:04 p.m. on May […]

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November 2, 2012 | Staff Writer

Lane Closures

Beginning November 2, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close two right lanes of the outer loop of I-495 (Capital Beltway) between MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) and MD 193 (University Boulevard) in Silver Spring. Weather permitting, the entire project should be complete before Thanksgiving. Additionally, crews will close one left lane at […]

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