By CBS Baltimore Staff

PIKESVILLE Md. (WJZ) — A downed tree has closed multiple lanes on the outer Beltway near Pikesville Tuesday morning.

The CHART traffic camera shows the tree blocking at least three lanes on I-695 at Greenspring Avenue. It is unclear if the obstruction struck any vehicles or caused any collisions.

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Chopper 13 was over the scene, where crews are at work cutting away the tree with a chainsaw as of 11:30 a.m. Traffic is moving through the leftmost lane and left shoulder of the beltway

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It is unclear how long the lanes will be closed, but commuters should expect significant delays.

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CBS Baltimore Staff