All lanes have been reopened on Interstate 83 South in Parkton after the clearing of an early morning accident involving 10 vehicles, including an overturned tractor trailer, according to the State Highway Administration. Southbound lanes had been closed for four hours.
The Thursday morning collision, first reported at 5:44 a.m., occurred near the exit for York Road, south of Route 439 and the Pennsylvania border, SHA said. At 6:45 a.m., the Maryland State Police said that an overturned tractor trailer, full of flour, was sitting on top of a car.
At least three people were transported to an area hospital for injuries, but their conditions were not immediately available, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department and state police.
"Troopers are still out there trying to gather what happened," said Trooper Alva Holloway, a state police dispatcher at the Golden Ring Barrack.
The collision caused major delays throughout the morning and according to SHA extended into Pennsylvania. Around 8:40 a.m., DOT reported that the interstate's southbound left traffic lane and its southbound left shoulder had been reopened, with traffic getting by on the left lane.
At 9:47 a.m., SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar said that all lanes had been reopened on the interstate. Gischlar said that delays remained but would improve within a half hour.
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