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Overturned van temporarily shut down northbound Baltimore Harbor Tunnel traffic Monday morning

A van turned onto its side in the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Monday morning, blocking all northbound traffic for about an hour. All lanes were reopened by 8:04 a.m., officials said.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police received a call at around 6:49 a.m. about a crash in the northbound tube of the tunnel, according to spokesman Brady McCormick. When the officers arrived, they found a Chevy Express van on its side.

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Officers located the driver and passenger, who had been able to escape the car without assistance. The passenger was then transported to a hospital in the area with minor injuries.

McCormick said the vehicle caught fire at one point, but officers quickly extinguished it with the assistance of the Baltimore City Fire Department. Police set up a detour while they worked to remove the vehicle.

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After removing the vehicle with the help of a private tow company, the department reopened all lanes in the northbound tunnel.

McCormick says the cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

This story may be updated.

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