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Bad traffic problems this (Thursday) afternoon on I-495 heading to Maryland from Virginia across the American Legion Bridge. There’s a response from fire departments on both sides of the Potomac River.
The Virginia Department of Transportation, which advised no cars would be getting around the crash until emergency workers could clear it, asked that travelers “do not attempt to get on the Inner Loop at this time. Period.”
Fairfax Fire and Rescue sent several tweets advising drivers to steer clear, noting hazmat crews were on the scene and “working aggressively to contain” the leak.
The truck had been carrying 8,500 gallons of fuel, Fairfax Fire and Rescue tweeted.
#BREAKING a tanker truck has overturned and spilled fuel on the inner loop of the beltway at the legion bridge, #Chopper4 is headed to the scene for the first look overheard, stay here and @nbcwashington for more #mdtraffic #vatraffic #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/tKM6Ez4NBA— Brad Freitas (@Chopper4Brad) March 28, 2019
Multiple vehicles involved, across all five lanes of the inner loop at the Legion Bridge, the tanker truck cab is over the jersey wall, northbound 495 is CLOSED #breakingnews #mdtraffic #vatraffic @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/FbONV99KoX— Brad Freitas (@Chopper4Brad) March 28, 2019