Major delays were brought about a crash that involves a tanker truck and a passenger car near the south entrance of the Tydings Bridge a little after 8 in the morning. In result, I-95 was closed in both directions.
After two hours after the accident, the southbound was reopened but all of northbound traffic was sent onto route 40 via Route 22 in Aberdeen which caused up delays in the area.
Traffic was still detoured off Aberdeen on the afternoon whilst Hazmat crews cleaned up the mess from the spill of the tanker’s cargo.
Two lanes were later reopened at about 4:30 p.m. for northbound at the bridge.
The tanker was under the trucking company Pilot Flying J.
3,500 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled on the soil on Harford County side of the bridge, said Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman Jay Apperson.
A photograph of the scene shows the tanker had overturned just before the entrance to the bridge and came to stop on an embankment on the same side of the lanes for northbound traffic.
Spokesman form state police head quarters in Pikesville, Sgt. Marc Black, said that the tanker spilled some of its load and hazmat crews were sent to clean up the scene and the river.
Black added that there were “very minor” injuries involved. Investigation will be handled by JFK Barrack, which patrols the bridge and I-95.
Northbound traffic on I-95 was still rerouted onto Route 40 via Route 22 at around 1:30 p.m. Traffic was moving fairly on Route 40 at 1 p.m. before the rerouting on Route 22.
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