Collision closes I-95 north at evening rush

July 18, 1998

An accident involving two tractor-trailers and another truck forced police to close all four northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Interstate 395 yesterday at the height of rush hour, causing a traffic nightmare for commuters.

The accident occurred about 4: 55 p.m. when a tractor-trailer carrying appliances for Heartland Express, based in Coralville, Iowa, stopped in the far-right lane because of rush-hour congestion, Kerry Brandt, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transportation Authority police, said.

A tractor-trailer behind it that was carrying steel for CTI Commercial Transport Inc., based in Baltimore, rammed the rear bumper of the first vehicle, Brandt said.

The second tractor-trailer slid to the left and collided with an empty moving van for Gar Fhing, based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Fuel oil leaking from one rig forced transportation police to close all northbound lanes, Brandt said.

No one was injured. Traffic was rerouted for about three hours.

Pub Date: 7/18/98

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