All lanes reopened after the crane fell on I-70 in Maryland.

All lanes on I-70 East in Washington County, Maryland, have been reopened after a crane collapsed early on Friday morning, causing a complete shutdown of the highway. The crane collapsed in a construction zone near Crystal Falls Drive, causing the body of the crane to fall across all lanes of traffic. The incident resulted in significant traffic delays and a crane operator was taken to the hospital following the collapse.


Maryland State Police were on the scene and worked to clear the debris and investigate the cause of the collapse. According to recent reports, the cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

The shutdown of I-70 East caused significant traffic backups and delays for commuters. However, all lanes were reopened by early afternoon, allowing traffic to resume as normal.

This incident highlights the importance of safety protocols and procedures in construction zones and the need for ongoing maintenance and inspections of equipment to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of workers and the public.

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