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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.

Marissa J. Lang, The Washington Post:

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.

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