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Eastbound I-70 east of Hancock closed for 7 1/2 hours following tractor-trailer fire

November 09, 2012

HANCOCK — Eastbound Interstate 70 rear mile marker 6 east of Hancock was closed for more than seven hours Friday morning following a tractor-trailer fire, according to Maryland State Police.

The fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m., state police said in a news release.

The tractor-trailer was believed to have been hauling rubber products, state police Cpl. C.J. Barnard a supervisor with Washington County Emergeny Services said.

The accident scene was about a mile east of Exit 5 from I-70 to Md. 615.

Eastbound traffic was rerouted onto Md. 615 and back onto eastbound I-70 after a two-mile detour, police said.

The road had reopened at approximately 11:10 a.m., the release said.

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