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Tractor trailer wreck, chemical spill closes I-95 North into Baltimore for hours

Tractor trailer wreck, chemical spill closes I-95 North into Baltimore for hours

A tractor trailer hauling 12 shipping tons of a petroleum-based liquid overturned Monday morning on Interstate 95, closing the northbound lanes for hours just south of downtown Baltimore while crews cleaned the product spilled over the road.

The tractor trailer overturned shortly before 11:30 a.m. on northbound I-95 past Exit 52 for Russell Street, firefighters said. Northbound lanes were closed until about 4 p.m., but reopened in time for crowds coming into Baltimore for the Orioles and Nationals baseball game. Orioles officials were monitoring the cleanup.

Most days, 174,200 vehicles travel northbound and southbound past the crash site, according to state highway...

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