Thursday, January 10, 2013
Firefighters successfully battled several brush fires Tuesday afternoon near I-270 and the Capital Beltway.
Firefighters battled several brush fires Tuesday afternoon in the wooded area near I-270 and the Capital Beltway. Responders were called out around 1 p.m. and had successfully quelled the flames by about 3 p.m., though traffic was impacted for hours. Images of the fire were provided to Patch by www.kristinasherk.com.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Transportation committee will discuss designating a southbound Interstate 270 lane for high-occupancy vehicles during morning rush hour
A Montgomery County Council committee today will discuss devoting one lane of Interstate 270 to high-occupancy vehicles during morning rush hour. Up for discussion is the designation of an HOV lane on the inner-most southbound lane of I-270, between Clarksburg Road and I-370. The hope is to ease traffic congestion Upcounty, county records show. The Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment committee is scheduled to meet 9:30 a.m. at Montgomery County Council headquarters in Rockville. The meeting will be televised on County Cable Montgomery. Here are some details, according to a Council staff memo filed Tuesday: Background: In the early 1990s, the State Highway Administration received federal approvals to add an HOV …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A fatal accident involves pedestrian.
Update, 7:56 a.m.: A fatal collision on southbound Interstate 270 involved a pedestrian and a tractor trailer, according to Maryland State Police. The collision occurred at around 5:45 a.m. and is still under investigation, state police said. The right lanes of southbound I-270 were closed just before Germantown Road. As of 6:30 a.m., a four-mile back-up was reported due to the lane closures, said Lora Rakowski, a State Highway Administration spokewswoman. —Tiffany Arnold Update, 6:47 a.m.: A state police spokesman at the Rockville barracks said the incident is a fatal accident involving a pedestrian. The lanes will be closed for some time. Original: We've received a report that an accident on southbound I-270 has blocked the right lane. …