SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A stretch of the interstate surrounding the nation’s capital turned into a sticky mess when a truck carrying more than 4,000 pounds of canned beer wrecked.
The Maryland State Police says the truck hit a sign and guard rail around 4 a.m. Sunday in Silver Spring after being forced off the road by a vehicle that changed lanes.READ MORE: Former Montgomery County School Teacher Richard Scherer Charged For Child Pornography Possession, Enticement Of Minor
Authorities say the semi went slightly into the woods, spilling beer and cans onto Interstate 495.
The State Police says the truck driver was transported to a hospital. The extent of his injuries is unclear.READ MORE: Masks Required For All In Anne Arundel County-Owned Buildings, Unvaccinated County Employees To Undergo Weekly Testing
The wreck prompted the temporary closure of lanes of the Capital Beltway’s Outer Loop.
WTOP-FM reports all lanes re-opened around 10:30 a.m.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: Positivity Rate Rises To 3.23%, 25 Hospitalized
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