Maryland Fire Engines Struck While Blocking on Highways

Fire engines in Montgomery County and Anne Arundel County damaged.
(Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service PIO photo, left, and Anne Arundel County Fire Department photo, right.)

Freezing rain and snow cause traffic problems in D.C. area

Lesly Salazar, WJLA/ABC7 News with permission

CHEVY CHASE, Maryland (ABC7 News) – Roads are still slick after a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow fell overnight, and accidents are being reported around the region.

Late Monday morning, all lanes of the Beltway’s outer loop were closed past exit 33, MD-195/Connecticut Avenue.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services spokesman Pete Piringer tweeted that a fire engine was struck while on the scene of another collision. Piringer also reported “several collisions” on I-270.

In Frederick County, one person died after a recycling truck slid off an icy road.

Also in Frederick County, a tractor-trailer and SUV collided on I-70 westbound, creating lane closures. Amazingly, no one was injured.

This morning, a multi-vehicle crash closed all lanes of Route 28 at McLearen Road in Fairfax County for a time. At least six vehicles were involved.

The northbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway were closed after VA-123 due to a crash, as well.

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