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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Nails scatter on I-270 North, close lanes overnight

Traffic is flowing again on I-270 North after a nail and screw spill wreaked havoc on the roadway overnight.

According to Maryland State Police, a truck was traveling north on I-270 near Exit 11 around 1:21 a.m. Friday when it lost part of its load.

Several boxes of nails and screws fell out and spilled across the highway, prompting the closure of all but the HOV lane well into the early morning.

Crews from the Maryland State Highway Administration cleared the area of debris.

All lanes of northbound I-270 have since reopened.

By  |  09:24 AM ET, 10/28/2011

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