Salting Error Causes Multiple Maryland Accidents

first_imgDave Buck, spokesman for Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA), says trucks went out overnight to pretreat for possible precipitation Saturday. They transported four people for checkups. A spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue says between 4:30 and 6:30 a.m. the department responded to 8 collisions on the Beltway between Connecticut Ave. and Rockville Pike. He says one truck was operated by a contractor and loaded with both salt brine and liquid magnesium. The truck treated the west side of the Beltway between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. This is the area where the accidents occurred. MSHA has the truck and is investigating why it was used and how it was loaded with the wrong materials. Buck sayscenter_img Maryland State Police were kept busy Friday morning with accidents on the Beltway near Georgia Ave. WUSA Images: Beltway Crashes MSHA has salted and conditions are improving.last_img

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