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Several morning incidents around Baltimore snarl commute

By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun

9:07 AM EDT, March 14, 2013

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Several incidents including two on the inner loop of Interstate 695, forced lane closures during Thursday morning's commute, according to the state Department of Transportation.

A one-vehicle collision on Interstate 695 in Baltimore County at the Cove Road exit closed the inner loop right off-ramp and one of two inner loop shoulders at 8:23 a.m., DOT said. Also, all lanes of the inner loop of I-695 near Edmondson Avenue were closed at 7:35 a.m., after State Police said a pedestrian was found dead along the interstate. The incident is being investigated, police said.

In Anne Arundel County, a one-vehicle collision on MD 173 South at Pittman Road also closed all southbound lanes at 7:23 a.m. In Carroll County, a utility problem on MD 26 East and West on Johnsville Road closed all lanes and shoulders in both directions at 8:16 a.m., the DOT said.

Morning-long delays on the light rail continued at 9 a.m., said the Maryland Transit Authority.

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