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Outer loop lanes on I-695 reopened in Anne Arundel County after tractor-trailer flips onto its side

Tractor trailer accident on the outer loop of I-695 above the Baltimore Washington Pkwy bridge, outer loop closed at 295 exit.
Tractor trailer accident on the outer loop of I-695 above the Baltimore Washington Pkwy bridge, outer loop closed at 295 exit. (Karl Merton Ferron)

All lanes on the portion of the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Anne Arundel County, which were closed Tuesday afternoon when a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, have been reopened, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Highway officials announced the reopening in a tweet around 5:20 p.m.

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The crash happened at Exit 7A, by Maryland Interstate 295. All lanes were closed, the agency said.

Officials announced the incident around 1:30 p.m.

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Shortly after the accident, several people rushed to move traffic cones to help block traffic as inner-loop drivers crawled past on the other side.

It’s unclear how the tractor-trailer ended up on its side atop the bridge above southbound I-295.

Baltimore Sun photojournalist Karl Merton Ferron contributed to this article.

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