Update: I-70 EB partially reopened after multi-vehicle accident, WB open

Maryland

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.

3:55 p.m. on I-70 in Hagerstown, Md. August 7, 2020 (Photo: CHART Maryland.gov)

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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