Icy roads, accidents reported throughout region. Dulles suspends operations
Dec 19 2016 by Johnny Bowman
Authorities said two people were killed in a chain-reaction accident in Baltimore involving a tanker carrying gas that skidded off a highway and exploded.
As of this evening, there were believed to have been 67 vehicles involved in the pile-up, but there is a possibility that number could increase, Ayd said.
Interstate 95 Traffic was rerouted in both directions Saturday morning due to the wreck.
As of 9:39 a.m., the D.C. bus system was suspended until further notice due to unsafe road conditions.
Officials have not released the names of the two people killed in the crash and it was unclear whether the pileup started before the tanker crash or was caused by the incident.
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At least three deaths are being blamed on icy roads, according to the AP.
Authorities in OH say a Columbus woman was killed Saturday after her auto skidded off a slick road.
The blazing pileup was one of many crashes in the Baltimore-Washington area as freezing rain slowly accumulated into an icy sheet on roadways. One fatality was reported after a crash on I-495 in Fairfax County, according to CNN.
We're told MDOT's State Highway Administration ('SHA') and the Maryland Transportation Authority ('MDTA') staff and contract forces have also been responding overnight with 1,200 pieces of equipment and 380,000 tons of salt on hand. And traffic, which sat in a standstill for hours, is reportedly just beginning to move again.
Road conditions worsened, especially in eastern Nebraska, as Decima hit the state on Friday. "They need to give room to the folks in front of them. and not make erratic lane changes".