I-495 is currently blocked between Connecticut Ave., and Rockville Pike, near the I270 split.
According to Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Pete Piringer, there was a multiple vehicle collision, which involved several people trapped, that occurred around 12:30pm on Wednesday.
One of the collisions involved a tractor trailer and fuel spill; hazmat is currently on the scene.
Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route and to expect significant delays.
We will post an update when more information becomes available.
Update – OL I495 Beltway at I270 split, (under Rt355) multiple vehicles involved including several trucks, trapped truck driver has been extricated , @MCFRS_EMIHS 1 adult Pri1 trauma, otherwise several other patients are being evaluated https://t.co/aexfUc286l pic.twitter.com/clEpZy0chB
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 16, 2022
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) March 16, 2022