WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Update (6:19 p.m.): One lane on I-70 eastbound is now open, along with all westbound lanes, Maryland State Police said.
Update (4:35 p.m.): I-70 westbound is open, Maryland State Police said.
A tractor-trailer on I-70 caught on fire on Friday afternoon. Both directions of the interstate were closed, police said at 3:30 p.m.
Maryland State Police said a multi-vehicle accident happened at the 29 mile marker in Hagerstown, Maryland. After that accident was reported, authorities received a report of a tractor-trailer on I-70 that was in flames.
WATCH: Raw video from the I-70 accident
According to the Coordinated Highways Action Response Team, six vehicles are involved in the first reported incident on I-70 westbound. Washington County dispatch told WDVM there are 8-9 vehicles involved, but there’s no confirmation on how many people are involved.
Police said the highway in both directions will be closed for a long period of time and there is no estimated reopening time. No serious injuries have been reported as of 3:30 p.m., according to police.
A traffic camera view from the Hagerstown Tower shows the incident on I-70 westbound, just west of Md Route 65: Sharpsburg Pike.
PHOTO GALLERY: I-70 MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT
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