Updated at 8:53 a.m.
No major injuries were caused by two crashes Tuesday morning that temporarily shutdown Interstate 95 in the north- and southbound sides, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
The crash on the northbound side of Interstate 95 occurred at 4:30 a.m. near Caton Avenue and involved two tractor-trailers, police said. Fuel from one of the tractor-trailer’s gas tanks was spilled on the roadway, causing the road to be closed so crews could deal with the cleanup. There were no reported injuries.
On the southbound side of Interstate 95, another crash happened in the same area around 6:15 a.m. that involved four vehicles — three cars and a tractor-trailer. Four people were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and that side of the roadway was shut down for some time.
Both sides of Interstate 95 were reopened between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., police said.
The causes of the crashes are under investigation.
Updated at 8:35 a.m.
All northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 at Caton Avenue in Baltimore have reopened after an earlier crash.
Officials warned that along Interstate 95 northbound there are “heavy delays” until the “back ups clear,” according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. On the southbound side of Interstate 95, authorities said there are “major delays” for about five miles.
Original post at 7:00 a.m.
Major delays are expected in Baltimore Tuesday morning after two crashes have closed the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 at Caton Avenue.
Drivers are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. It was not clear how long the road would be closed.
— WBAL Radio (@wbalradio) April 1, 2014
On northbound Interstate 95, the ramps from both the inner and outer loops of the Baltimore Beltway are closed. WBAL said the crash involved a flatbed tractor-trailer and a tanker truck between Caton Avenue and Washington Boulevard. On the southbound side of Interstate 95, the lanes are closed at Caton Avenue because of another crash involving a tractor-trailer. It was not immediately known how many people were involved or injured in the incidents.
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