Rocks from rail overpass damage 15 cars on beltway in Lansdowne

About 15 vehicles driving on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in southwestern Baltimore County were damaged Monday night after hundreds of rocks from a railroad overpass fell onto the busy highway, according to Maryland State Police.

No injuries were reported, but vehicles were damaged with dents, scratches and cracked windshields, police said. Police began receiving reports from motorists just before 7 p.m. that rocks were falling from the Hollins Ferry railroad overpass.

Officials from the State Highway Administration responded to the scene and helped clear rocks from I-695, which was temporarily closed. CSX, which operates the railroad overpass, planned to inspect the overpass and suspended train traffic across the overpass until an inspection is completed, police said.

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