Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) were called to the scene of a fuel spill on the outer loop of I-495 between New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard at approximately 1:38pm on Tuesday afternoon, according to MCFRS Public Information Officer Pete Piringer.
The driver of a truck with an 80 gallon fuel tank struck an object on the road, causing damage that led to the fuel tank leaking on the highway. The three right lanes of the outer loop in the area of spill remain blocked as of 3:30pm. Ramps onto the outer loop of I-495 from New Hampshire Avenue are currently closed as hazmat crews continue to work.
Update – OL I495 Beltway, hazmat/fuel spill, some lanes blocked between New Hampshire Ave. & University Boulevard, @mcfrs on scene, vehicle struck road debris & punctured fuel tank spilling fuel onto roadway, @MDSHA @mdsp #MDE https://t.co/P2mZbU8WeZ pic.twitter.com/OBN8pNxevt
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 8, 2022