A tractor-trailer fireplace is inflicting delays southbound on Interstate 270 in Frederick County, Maryland, as firefighters are nonetheless placing out the blaze and dangerous materials crews clear the roadway.

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A tractor-trailer fireplace is inflicting delays southbound on Interstate 270 in Frederick County, Maryland, as firefighters are nonetheless placing out the blaze and dangerous materials crews clear the roadway.

Just earlier than 6 a.m., listeners known as the WTOP Traffic Center to explain a tractor trailer fully “ablaze” close to mile marker 25 on southbound I-270.

Fire and rescue crews arrived on the scene at roughly 5:57 a.m. to place out the fireplace. The department posted on Facebook that the motive force is already out of the automobile and it’s asking drivers to take Route 355 as an alternate route.

Two hours later, the I-270 southbound stays closed. First responders are diverting site visitors between Maryland Route 80 to Urbana on Exit 26 and Maryland Route 109 in direction of Hyattstown on Exit 22 as they battle the blaze. The northbound left lane can be blocked.

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