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All lanes of B-W Parkway reopen after earlier crashes

Updated at 8:30 a.m.

All lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway have reopened after earlier crashes there due to the weather.

U.S. Park Police advised drivers to use extreme caution, however, and to slow down on the roadway.

Updated at 7:37 a.m.

The northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Route 410 in Hyattsville were closed Friday morning because of weather-related accidents.

U.S. Park Police said the area would remain closed until salt trucks arrived to treat the road.

It was unknown when the trucks would arrive and when the road would reopen, officials said.

Police warned drivers to avoid the parkway in their morning commute.


Original at 6:45 a.m.

Police closed the southbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Friday because of a multiple car accident near Route 202 in Landover.

There was no immediate information on the condition of those involved or how the accident happened, but initial investigation showed it was likely weather-related, as roads in the area are slick from snow and ice.

Police said they did not immediately know how long the road would be shut down.

On the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway near Interstate 295, there was also an earlier accident involving a tractor trailer that jack-knifed in the roadway.

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Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.



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