Commuter Alert

Tractor-Trailer Crash Shuts Down Beltway Inner Loop Near Bethesda

Delays are building on the Capital Beltway near Rockville Pike

A tractor-trailer crash on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County Friday morning ground traffic to a near-halt.

The jackknifed truck was blocking lanes and spilling fuel before Rockville Pike in Bethesda, Maryland State Police said.

Delays were building for hours, the Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination Program said.

Traffic was squeezing by on the shoulder initially, and a lane was open about 6:30 a.m. All lanes were back open by 8 a.m., authorities said.

The truck was the only vehicle involved. No injuries were reported, police said.

Roads were soaked in the area as a round of storms and rain drenched the D.C. area.

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