Thursday, May 2, 2013
State police: Delays were caused by a crash that caused injuries.
Two lanes of northbound Interstate 270 were blocked at Democracy Boulevard during the Thursday evening commute due to a crash that caused an injury, Maryland State Police said. Traffic was getting by in the right lane, while the left and middle lanes were blocked. Earlier Thursday, all lanes of northbound I-270 were closed, and traffic was backed up more than 8 miles, according the county's Alert Montgomery system.
Friday, January 18, 2013
State police: The man shot himself after being stopped for not wearing a seatbelt.
Update, 6:20 p.m., Jan. 20: Maryland State Police have identified the driver of the Ford Focus who police said fatally shot himself during a traffic stop on Interstate 270 on Friday afternoon as a 27-year-old Gaithersburg man. The man's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy, police said in a news release Sunday. Update, 9:45 p.m., Jan. 18: A man fatally shot himself after being stopped by a state trooper near the Montrose Road exit of Interstate 270 on Friday afternoon, Maryland State Police said. Police are working to identify the man, state police said in a news release Friday evening. Multiple lanes of I-270 northbound were closed for several hours due to the police investigation, leading…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Two injured at Montgomery Village Avenue; truck fire at Falls Road clogs afternoon commute.
A pair of accidents on southbound Interstate 270 have complicated Friday's commute, with the backups spreading on local roads throughout the corridor. In the first accident, near the exit for Route 124 (Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road) at around 3 p.m., two people needed to be taken to a hospital, according to a spokeswoman for Maryland State Police. That accident and had been cleared an hour later. She did not have further information. Then shortly after 3:30 p.m., a garbage truck fire temporarily shut down all southbound lanes near the exit for Falls Road. That accident was still being cleared as of 5 p.m., with traffic getting by in the far right lane and the local lanes, according to the spokeswoman.