Speedy Delivery: Baby Born on I-270

Emergency crews were called to assist a woman in labor just before 6:30 a.m.

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    A traffic camera image shows the backup in the southbound lanes of I-270 as a baby was delivered on the shoulder Thursday morning.

    The baby born on a Metro platform earlier this month may have a new friend: Emergency crews delivered a baby girl on the side of Interstate 270 in Maryland early Thursday.

    Maryland State Police and Montgomery County Fire and EMS were called to assist a woman having labor pains just before 6:30 a.m.

    Oh Baby! "L'Enfant" Born in Metro Station

    [DC] Oh Baby! "L'Enfant" Born in Metro Station
    News4 transportation reporter Adam Tuss talks to the mom who delivered her baby this morning at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station. (Published Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013)

    But the newborn made her arrival before crews did, said Assistant Chief Scott Graham, a spokesman for the fire department.

    They found the new mom -- and her baby girl -- in a vehicle on the shoulder of I-270 South at Route 118, in the Germantown area.

    They were taken to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. Graham said they are doing well.

    Traffic backups around southbound I-270 were about two miles long shortly before 7 a.m.

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