A fuel spill and a vehicle accident at two points along southbound Interstate 295 closed lanes and snarled traffic Wednesday afternoon, according to transportation officials.
A truck spilled fuel near the southbound I-295 ramp onto the outer loop of I-695 at about 2 p.m. A lane of traffic and the ramp were closed while a response vehicle brought sand to help contain the spill, said Charlie Gishler, a State Highway Administration spokesman.
About an hour later, an accident occurred on southbound I-295 north of Daisy Avenue that closed the left lane and the shoulder of the roadway, according to Adrienne Barnes, a city transportation department spokeswoman.
Barnes said all lanes along the roadway had been reopened by about 3:30 p.m.
No further information, including whether there were injuries, was immediately available.
A city fire and emergency services spokesman did not immediately return a call for information.