Seven Vehicle Collisions Occur Within 35 Minutes on Slick County Roads
No life-threatening injuries or fatalities reported in Thursday morning incidents
via Pete Piringer Twitter
At 6:14 Thursday, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted a warning to drivers and pedestrians about slick road conditions and reduced visibility due to mist and fog and periods of heavy rain.
Within 90 minutes of that warning, seven vehicle collisions had been reported on county roads. No life-threatening injuries or fatalities were reported, Montgomery County police spokesperson Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti said.
The National Weather Service reported one-tenth of an inch of rain had fallen on county roads Thursday morning. The precipitation was partly due to moisture in the air from Tropical Storm Michael—which is now in South Carolina—and a cold front coming from the west.
By 7:23 a.m. Piringer reported the first vehicle collision on East West Highway in Chevy Chase, and by 7:55 a.m., he reported a seventh collision had occurred.
The first collision, on East West Highway and Edgevale Street near Connecticut Avenue, involved a Metro bus. MCFRS personnel reported only nonlife threatening injuries.
At 7:24 a.m. on southbound I-270 between Falls and Montrose roads in Rockville, a three-car collision was reported. Some lanes were blocked.
At 7:25 a.m., a collision that blocked some lanes was reported at River and Hughes roads in Poolesville.
At 7:32 a.m. on the eastbound lanes of the Intercounty Connector between Georgia Avenue and Layhill Road, a collision involving a truck that went into an embankment caused some lanes to be blocked.
At 7:40 a.m. on Dover Road and East Gude Drive in Rockville a collision blocked some lanes.
At 7:56 a.m. at Muncaster Mill Road and Phelps Hill Lane in the Derwood area of Rockville, a collision blocked some lanes.
And at 7:55 a.m. on the inner loop of the Beltway between the I-270 spur and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, a collision blocked some lanes.
No further information is available on the collisions.