After 36 truck crashes on Beltway's 'Big Curve,' crews can't figure out how to make it stop

After 36 truck crashes on Beltway’s ‘Big Curve,’ crews can’t figure out how to make it stop

Plus: Seneca Boat launch gives veterans, Walter Reed patients easy access to Potomac River; Matriarch of Butler’s Orchard dies

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After 36 truck crashes on Beltway’s ‘Big Curve,’ crews can’t figure out how to make it stop

Maryland is struggling to stop a wave of truck crashes at the so-called “Big Curve” where the I-270 spur merges with the Capital Beltway.

Maryland State Police said 36 commercial vehicles have crashed in that area since the pandemic began. [WUSA]

Seneca Boat launch gives veterans, Walter Reed patients easy access to Potomac River

Kayakers, canoeists, and paddle boarders looking to set sail at the Seneca Landing Special Park now have a safer and easier way to embark on their journey.

At one of the busiest access points to the Potomac River and C&O Canal, a new floating launch for canoes, kayaks, and other paddle boats is fully Americans with Disabilities Act accessible, according to a Montgomery Parks press release. [Montgomery Community Media]

Matriarch of Butler’s Orchard dies

Shirley Brown Butler, whose family owns Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, died Sept. 10 at age 91. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family during pumpkin-picking season.

Butler grew up in Silver Spring and attended Montgomery Blair High School. [Montgomery Community Media]

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