Collisions Close Connecticut Avenue Thursday Morning

by Patrick Herron
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Two separate collisions occurred this morning on Connecticut Ave in Silver Spring; one at Connecticut Ave. and Atherton Dr. that involved two vehicles and a secondary collision at Connecticut Ave and Independence Ave a short time later.  All north and southbound lanes of Connecticut Ave. (MD-185) between Weller Rd. and Independence St were temporarily closed.  The first collision occurred around 7:30am Thursday morning. Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Pete Piringer reports that EMS is evaluating at least five  patients, all w/ traumatic injury, including two with Priority  1 injuries (life threatening), and three with Priority 2 injures. 

Drivers are to expect significant delays and advised to seek an alternate route. We will post an update when more information becomes available.

 

 

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