Truck loses heavy load on outer loop, affects morning commute

Expect delays in morning commute
Posted at 10:54 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 06:50:49-04

The right merge lane from the I-695 outer loop to Belair Road is partially blocked due to a 480,000-pound cargo spill Wednesday night.

State Highway Spokesman Charlies Gischlar said cranes were brought in to remove the 480,000 pound payload that fell on the road around 9 p.m. 

Gischlar warns the right lane will be closed for approximately 14 hours causing traffic delays as traffic picks up during the morning commute. Commuters should be prepared to add at least 30 minutes to their morning drive. 

A suggested detour for drivers coming from the Middle River area headed to Towson is to take I-95 to White Marsh Boulevard to get back to the outer loop.

For traffic updates, tune into Good Morning Maryland beginning at 4:30 a.m. on ABC2.