tractor trailer caught fire and spilled diesel fuel along Interstate 95 near Baltimore on Tuesday morning, causing northbound traffic to be detoured onto the express toll lanes. All lanes were reopened around 9 a.m. The crash took place just before 5 a.m. on I-95 North near Interstate 695 in the Rosedale area, just before Exit 64 for the Beltway, according Maryland State Police. No injuries were reported, police said.
— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) November 14, 2017
All northbound lanes were temporarily closed, and traffic was rerouted onto the express toll lanes. Tolls for northbound travelers detoured onto the lanes were lifted during the closure, but have since been reinstated, the Maryland Transportation Authority wrote on Twitter.
BaCo NB I-95 Lanes remain blocked prior to and including Exit 64 (I-695) for vehicle fire response. NB traffic diverted to Express Toll Lanes. All SB lanes open, but congestion present. US 40, MD 7 or I-695 as alts. #baltraffic #mdtraffic pic.twitter.com/YhCFFYb67O
— MDTA (@TheMDTA) November 14, 2017
The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but county fire officials said the truck was carrying composite flooring.
“Why he lost control or how he crashed is still under investigation,” State Police spokesman Ron Snyder said.