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Accident closes northbound lanes of I-81 near Maryland-West Virginia border

August 26, 2013

Northbound lanes of Interstate 81 at the Potomac River bridge near the Maryland-West Virginia border were closed for about an hour Monday night after a tractor-trailer lost control and climbed a walkway, according to Washington County Emergency Services.

The accident was reported at about 6:30 p.m.

One person was transported to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown with minor injuries, according to a dispatcher.

One northbound lane was reopened by 7:45 p.m.

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