Tractor-Trailer Crash Snarls Bethesda, Beltway Traffic

Tractor-Trailer Crash Snarls Bethesda, Beltway Traffic

Plus: County launches Sports Hall of Fame; Trash pickup cost State Highway Administration $46 million in five years

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Tractor-trailer crash in Bethesda halts traffic

All lanes on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway before River Road in Bethesda were closed around 7:15 a.m. after multiple vehicles collided, including a tractor-trailer. One of the vehicles was on fire. Lanes reopened shortly after 9 a.m. but delays remain. [WTOP]

County launches Sports Hall of Fame

Former Washington Redskins cornerback and Springbrook High School graduate Shawn Springs unveiled the initiative at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda. Nominations will be accepted during the month of June and the hall will honor local players, coaches and contributors. [MC Media]

Trash pickup cost State Highway Administration $46 million in five years

Crews clean all 17,500 lane miles of state roads once every two weeks, gathering trash and sucking up sediment. The ABC7 team filmed one crew while it operated on Midcounty Highway in Gaithersburg on Thursday. “Litter is a huge issue statewide,” SHA spokeswoman Shannon Coyne said. “Imagine what we could be doing with that money.” [ABC7]

Today’s weather

Partly sunny and temperatures nearing 80 degrees on Friday, but thunderstorms possible in the afternoon.

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