Tuesday traffic update

April 12, 2011
  • This Pontiac was damaged in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Dual Highway near the Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Reporter

Traffic updates from Herald-Mail mobile reporter Caleb Calhoun:

1:09 p.m.: Traffic is running much more smoothly than it did this morning. There is a disabled vehicle on I-270 northbound at Father Hurley Blvd, just after Germantown, but it has not slowed down any traffic.

There is also debris in the roadway in Baltimore County at the I-695 outer loop at I-95, but this has not slowed down any traffic either.

There is some sluggish traffic in Hagerstown and Frederick, though. In Hagerstown, traffic is slow on East Washington Street and on National Pike as it turns into West Franklin Street. In Frederick, traffic is sluggish on Baltimore National Pike just prior to U.S. 15, as well as on South Market Street and West South Street.

10:28 a.m. A two-vehicle accident involving a Pontiac and a Honda was reported in front of the Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center at about 9:20 a.m.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is reporting that the driver of the Honda and its only passenger, a small child, were taken to Meritus Medical Center for minor injuries at 9:50 a.m.

Police arrived on the scene at 9:30 a.m. Traffic was slowed from the time police arrived until the driver and child were taken to the hospital.

A tow truck arrived at 10:08 a.m. and towed away the Honda at 10:22. A second tow truck arrived at 10:15 and towed away the Pontiac at 10:21.


The scene was cleared at 10:22 a.m. Traffic is again flowing smoothly.

9:37 a.m.: There is an accident at the Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center on Dual Highway. Police had not yet arrived on the scene. No further details are available.

8;52 a.m.: Traffic is now slow on I-70 eastbound from South Mountain to Braddock Mountain.

I-270 Southbound is still slow around Frederick, and traffic is gridlocked from Germantown to I-495.

Traffic toward Baltimore on I-70 is sluggish from New Market to I-695.

Jefferson Pike (Md. 180) is slow going toward I-70 from U.S. 340.

I-81 northbound is sluggish around Martinsburg, W.Va., and Winchester, Va.,  and U.S. 340 eastbound is sluggish by Harpers Ferry. 

U.S. 15 southbound is sluggish from I-70 to Mt. Zion Road and northbound from I-70 to 7th Street in the Frederick area.

In Hagerstown, traffic is slow on Dual Highway, Eastern Boulevard and Virginia Avenue.

In Frederick traffic is slow on North Market Street, North East Street, West South Street and the Golden Mile.

Traffic in both downtown Hagerstown and downtown Frederick are slow because of signal light delays.

8 a.m: The accident on I-270 southbound just before Md. 80 in Urbana has been cleared, but traffic is still very slow from Frederick to Urbana and from Germantown to I-495.

There was also a vehicle fire on I-70 eastbound around U.S. 40 toward Baltimore, but it has also been cleared. There are still delays in that direction, though, and traffic is very slow on Baltimore National Pike going both ways between I-70 and I-270.

Traffic is sluggish from I-70 to I-695 but is still pretty smooth. Traffic on U.S. 340 from Maryland to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is sluggish both ways but there are no reports of any major wrecks.

In Hagerstown, Dual Highway is still sluggish but otherwise traffic is relatively smooth.

7:29 a.m.: There is a collision on southbound I-270 near Urbana, Md., prior to the Md. 80 exit. Traffic is down to one lane in that area.


7:22 a.m.: Traffic is slow in multiple parts of southbound Interstate 270, especially between Frederick and Clarksburg and Gaithersburg and Rockville. The worst spot is the transition from I-270 onto the Beltway.

Traffic is moving pretty smoothly from Washington County to Baltimore, but there are active lane closures on I-95 by Violetville and on I-295.

Traffic is also flowing smoothly in and around Washington County, but is a little sluggish on Dual Highway westbound and in downtown Hagerstown.

There are no reports of any incidents on Interstate 70 or Interstate 81 in the area.

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