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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Southbound I-270 has reopened after accident

UPDATE: 5:54 p.m.

Three southbound lanes of I-270are now open following an accident Monday afternoon, said Sgt. Eric Corbin of the Maryland State Police.

At least four people were seriously injured following an accident between a cement truck and two passenger vehicles.

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m.

At least four people were seriously injured Monday afternoon following an accident on southbound I-270 near the ramp to Father Hurley Boulevard.

Captain Oscar Garcia, of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department, said the accident occurred around 2:29 p.m. and involved a cement truck and two passenger vehicles. At least four people have been transported to area hospitals with serious, but not life threatening, injuries, he said. It took rescuers at least 15 minutes to extricate first victim from one of the vehicles.

Maryland State Police said all northbound lanes currently are open and one southbound lane is currently open. Drivers should expect delays in both directions.

Earlier post:

A major accident on southbound Interstate 270 just before Father Hurley Boulevard has closed the road for at least two hours.

Northbound traffic is getting by, but slows before Route 118.

Some injuries are reported, but severity is unknown.

By Washington Post staff  |  05:54 PM ET, 06/06/2011

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