Tractor Trailer Crash Causes Fuel Spill, Traffic Delays on I-495

A tractor trailer crash that led to an oil spill caused significant traffic delays on I-495 in Bethesda on Wednesday morning.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials say it happened between Old Georgetown Road and River Road around 4:00 a.m. when the tractor trailer crashed into a wall, and caught fire. That led to an oil spill which caused lanes to be blocked for a couple of hours. Authorities say the driver of the truck was evaluated but had no injuries.

MCFRS spokesperson Pete Printer says the ‘sky ramp’ in that area over the I-270 Spur-Beltway is a danger zone for tractor trailers especially when it rains.

Traffic lanes are now open.

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