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    Amazon truck overturns, spills packages onto Capital Beltway

    An Amazon truck hauling 30,000 kilos of packages overturned on the Outer Loop of the Beltway on Sunday morning, in accordance with Maryland’s State Freeway Administration.

    Amazon truck overturns, spills packages onto Capital Beltway
    An Amazon truck overturned on the Outer Loop of the Beltway on Sunday morning, spilling packages on the street and creating delays.

    WTOP/Ralph Fox

    An Amazon truck overturned on the Outer Loop of the Beltway on Sunday morning, spilling packages on the street and creating delays.

    WTOP/Ralph Fox

    An Amazon truck overturned on the Outer Loop of the Beltway on Sunday morning, spilling packages on the street and creating delays.

    WTOP/Ralph Fox

    An Amazon truck overturned on the Outer Loop of the Beltway on Sunday morning, spilling packages on the street and creating delays.

    WTOP/Ralph Fox

    An Amazon truck overturned on the Outer Loop of the Beltway on Sunday morning, spilling packages on the street and creating delays.

    WTOP/Ralph Fox

    An Amazon truck hauling 30,000 kilos of packages overturned on the Capital Beltway’s Outer Loop early Sunday morning.

    It occurred earlier than 6 a.m. Sunday on the Interstate 495/Beltway Outer Loop between Georgia Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, in accordance with the Maryland State Freeway Administration. Photographs from the scene confirmed mounds of crates and bins, strewn throughout the aspect of the street.

    The WTOP Site visitors Heart experiences that the cleanup lasted about eight hours and all lanes reopened simply earlier than 2 p.m.

    A number of of the proper lanes had been blocked earlier than Connecticut Avenue, inflicting heavy visitors stretching again previous Colesville Highway.

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    When the truck was been put again on its wheels, extra packages spilled out, a spokesperson with the Maryland Division of Transportation informed WTOP. The crash didn’t rupture the truck’s saddle tanks, and any ensuing gas spill has since been contained, the company mentioned.

    Officers couldn’t present a reopening time for lanes blocked by the continued cleanup.

    WTOP’s Mary de Pompa contributed to this report.

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