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Dump Truck Crashes on Beltway, Spills Dirt and Fuel; 2 Lanes of Inner Loop Closed

Two lanes of the Inner Loop of the Beltway remain closed near the exit for New Hampshire Avenue, hours after a dump truck crashed and spilled dirt and diesel fuel onto the roadway.

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving is normally a difficult drive, but the closed lanes made for even more significant delays.

The truck crashed into a Beltway overpass shortly before 8 a.m., just past the exit for New Hampshire Avenue.

After the crash, the body of the truck was left leaning towards the roadway, spilling some of the dirt it was carrying. Fire officials say up to 30 gallon of  diesel fuel also spilled onto the road.

Cleanup by HAZMAT crews continued into midday, with the two left lanes remaining closed.

The driver of the dump truck was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

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