October 18, 2010

Accident closes inner loop closed today

BETHESDA, Md. - Expect your morning commute to be longer than normal if you take the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway through Montgomery County or Interstate 270. Chuck Gischlar, Maryland State Highway spokesman, tells WTOP the Inner Loop may be closed for a while. It is shut down after Old Georgetown Road. The closure is between Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike. Gischlar suggests Bradley Boulevard as an alternative.

The severity of the accident has the Maryland Department of Transportation suggesting drivers use the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Drivers on I-495 North are are forced to exit onto I-270 North. You then have to take I-270 South to get back on the Beltway. You can get onto the Beltway from Old Georgetown Road, according to WTOP Traffic Reporter Lisa Baden. The Outer Loop is open, but there is a lot of rubbernecking. A tractor trailer overturned at 4:50 a.m., according to WTOP Traffic.

The accident occurred on Interstate 495 North between I-270 North and Old Georgetown Road. Police are documenting the accident. WTOP

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