Garbage Truck Catches Fire on I270

by Patrick Herron

A Waste Management garbage truck caught fire on SB I270 between Middlebrook Rd and Watkins Mill Road on Monday afternoon just before 1pm. According to Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Pete Prirnger, the vehicle was fully engulfed and involved alternative fuel (natural gas).

The fire has been extinguished and there were no injuries reported. Most lanes on SB I270 are currently blocked before Exit 12 and one lane gets by to left. Drivers are advised to seek and alternate route and expect delays. We will post an update when more information is available.



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