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Three lanes reopen after pileup on I-270 in Germantown

Three lanes of southbound Interstate 270 in Germantown have reopened to traffic after a multiple-vehicle collision that injured several people and was expected to cause major delays in the morning rush hour, authorities said.

The crash happened about 5:20 a.m. on southbound Interstate 270 near Middle Brook Road, Maryland State Police said. The highway was shut down for about two hours.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation. There was a five-mile backup as of about 8 a.m., and police asked drivers to take other routes if possible. No additional details were released.

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