Overturned tractor trailer shuts down NB I-95 in Baltimore

Posted at 12:47 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 17:35:20-04

An overturned tractor trailer shut down all lanes of northbound I-95 past Exit 52/Russell Street in Baltimore Monday afternoon.

The tractor was carrying 12 shipping containers, each filled with 325 gallons of a petroleum-based product known as polyether modified trisiloxane, according to Sam Johnson, spokesperson for the Baltimore City Fire Department. One container is leaking the substance, but the amount of which hasn't yet been determined.

Two state employees were injured from exposure and contamination from the substance. Their injuries are described as non-life threatening.

The tractor trailer driver wasn't injured, and is still on the scene, Johnson said.

Northbound I-95 past Exit 52 will be shut down until further notice. 

Traffic is backed up for five miles and is being detoured at Exit 50/Caton Avenue. Motorists are advised to use Key Bridge as an alternate route. 

Maryland Transportation Police will investigate the cause of the accident when the scene has been determined safe.

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