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Highway and Road Transportation
Crash closes I-695 outer loop in Balto. Co.
Crash closes I-695 outer loop in Balto. Co.

All outer loop lanes of Interstate 695 were closed Friday afternoon in Baltimore County after a piece of construction equipment fell off the back of a southbound flatbed truck near Old Harford Road, the State Highway Administration said. One left-hand lane had reopened about 4:45 p.m., according to Maryland State Police, but traffic was still crawling. Two lanes were still closed at 8 p.m. and engineers were at the site inspecting the bridge that holds up Old Harford Road as it goes over the beltway. Traffic had reopened on old Harford Road, said David Buck, a Maryland State Highway Administration spokesman. "We are not concerned about the overall integrity of the bridge at...