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I-68 closed following tractor-trailer fire, oil spill

April 15, 2013

HANCOCK — Interstate 68 was closed in both directions at Sideling Hill in far western Washington County for about an hour Monday following to a tractor-trailer fire and oil spill, authorities said.

The transmission blew on a tractor-trailer heading east on the interstate, a supervisor for Washington County Emergency Services said.

No one was injured, an emergency services supervisor said.

Police responded at around 7:40 a.m. Monday morning.

One eastbound lane remained closed late Monday morning at Exit 74 (Md. 903/Mountain Road), as cleanup continued at the site, the EMS supervisor said. The westbound lanes were open. State Highway Administration officials remained at the scene.

The lane remained closed shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation website.

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