Update: Normal rush-hour traffic resumes on I-270 after 8-mile backup

Updated: 7:40 a.m.

Police said normal rush-hour traffic has resumed along I-270 after a backup Monday morning.

Original post: 6:39 a.m.

Maryland State Police said an accident has traffic at a standstill on I-270 Monday morning.

Authorities had blocked one lane while they worked on a 6 a.m. motorcycle and vehicle crash southbound on the highway, south of Rt. 109. The lane reopened by 6:30 a.m., but delays on I-270 continued.

Police said the backup stretches for eight miles from Frederick to Montgomery County. Authorities said troopers are waiting for a tow truck.

For more-transportation-related news, click here.

Victoria St. Martin covers breaking news and Prince William County for The Post's Local desk.

local

dr-gridlock

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

local

dr-gridlock

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Robert Thomson · July 21, 2014

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.