The investigation into an accident that killed a pedestrian along the Baltimore Washington Parkway in Anne Arundel County closed the roadway in both directions for hours on Wednesday morning, though all lanes have since reopened.

The accident that took place just prior to 5 a.m. on the southbound side of the parkway shut all southbound lanes until nearly 10 a.m., and northbound lanes for several hours.


A vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian on the southbound side about 4:54 a.m. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, said Paul Brooks, a spokesman for the Park Police, which monitors the highway.

"Any time someone dies it takes several hours for us to try to find out what happened," he said.

DOT at 5:14 a.m. said that all southbound traffic on the BW Parkway was closed at MD 100 and then reported at 6:26 a.m. that all northbound traffic onto the BW Parkway was closed at MD 32.

The pedestrian fatality was among two serious incidents that forced lane closures during Wednesday morning's commute.

At 7 a.m., the State Highway Administration reported that an overturned truck had blocked all lanes of I-95 North past the BW Parkway in Prince George's County. SHA reported at 7:30 a.m. that one of the four northbound traffic lanes had been reopened.

At 8:22 a.m., SHA reported that two left lanes had been reopened and the two right lanes remained blocked with crash cleanup. Northbound delays stretched up to nine miles, SHA said.

The Maryland Transportation Authority said on Wednesday morning that the I-695 Curtis Creek Drawbridge will open at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for U.S. Coast Guard water traffic.

The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor light rail delays at 9:12 a.m.

Baltimore City Department of Public Works spokesman Jeff Raymond said on Wednesday morning that the DPW continues to work on a water main break in Parkville on the 2300 block of Putty Hill Avenue.

"Right now we're still doing excavation to further assess the problem," Raymond said.