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Fiery Truck Crash Blocks Northbound I-95

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    All lanes of I-95 near Maryland Route 198 are blocked by a tractor-trailer crash.

    A fiery tractor-trailer crash has snarled traffic on I-95 near MD-198, near Laurel, during the Thursday morning commute.

    Bumper-to-bumper traffic that backed up for miles began squeezing by on limited lanes by about 6:30 a.m., but expect continued delays.

    Before sunrise, a tractor-trailer slammed into a disabled car and burst into flames. The occupant of the car had escaped before the crash and no injuries were reported.

    The powerful blaze caused serious damage to both vehicles, fusing together the two vehicles and charring both the truck cab and car.

    RAW VIDEO: Fiery Crash Snarls Traffic for Miles on I-95

    [DC] RAW VIDEO: Fiery Crash Snarls Traffic for Miles on Northbound I-95

    Around 3:45 a.m., an 18-wheeler hit an disabled vehicle in the center lane of northbound I-95 in Laurel, Md. Fires burned for 40 minutes, fusing the two vehicles together. Nobody was injured in the crash, but crews are still working to remove the wreckage.

    (Published Thursday, May 16, 2019)

    Crews have sinced separated the vehicles, but the main lanes remain closed as crews work to remove a second tractor-trailer from the median.

    Drivers on the northbound lanes are being diverted onto the Intercounty Connector (ICC).

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