Interstate 95 Crash: I-95 Pileup Caused by Bio-Diesel Tanker in Maryland

March 10, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Interstate 95 is closed in both directions in the Laurel area after officials say a tanker truck carrying bio-diesel fuel overturned across southbound lanes.

The tanker overturned Tuesday morning in southbound lanes south of state Route 198. Local media are showing aerial shots of the tanker lying across four lanes of traffic and pushing into jersey barrier walls along the median.

Prince George’s County fire officials are tweeting that a 1,000-gallon section of the tanker is leaking and minor injuries were reported. Crews are working to contain the fuel.

State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck says southbound traffic is being diverted at Route 198. Northbound traffic will be diverted at state Route 212, but Buck urged motorists headed north to use other northbound routes. Northbound access lanes are open.

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