Updated at 7:03 a.m.
All lanes of the Beltway’s inner loop have reopened after an early-morning crash involving a tractor-trailer, officials said.
A truck carrying fruit crashed and caught fire near New Hampshire Avenue.
Updated at 6:15 a.m.
Two lanes of the Beltway’s inner loop have reopened after a crash involving a tractor-trailer.
The delays are building, transportation officials said, and begin near Georgia Avenue.
Original post at 5:45 a.m.
Drivers on the Beltway’s inner loop should expect major delays Monday morning after a tractor-trailer carrying fruit crashed.
The incident happened around 5 a.m. near New Hampshire Avenue, and the tractor-trailer caught fire. Three of the lanes are blocked at this time.
Transportation officials warn that the delays begin near US 29. Drivers should avoid the area. It’s not clear whether anyone was hurt, and it’s not known how long the delays will last.
The fire, officials with Montgomery County fire department said, broke out in the sleeper part of the truck’s cab and spread to the engine area. No one was hurt, and those inside the truck got out safely.