On-Ramp Remains Closed After Trash Truck Fire on I-95 in Baltimore

A trash truck fire on I-95 in Baltimore caused the closure of an on-ramp on Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. and was quickly extinguished by firefighters, but the on-ramp remained closed for several hours as crews worked to clear the debris and assess the damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but initial reports suggest that a mechanical issue with the truck may have caused it. No injuries were reported in the incident.

The closure of the on-ramp caused significant traffic delays in the area, with drivers advised to seek alternate routes or to expect long delays. The Maryland Transportation Authority urged drivers to be patient and follow traffic control personnel’s directions.

As of Wednesday morning, the on-ramp remained closed as crews continued to work on cleaning up the debris and assessing the damage to the roadway. It is unclear when the on-ramp will be reopened, but officials are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

This is not the first time that a trash truck fire has caused traffic disruptions on I-95 in Baltimore. In July 2023, a similar incident occurred on the highway’s southbound lanes, causing significant delays and prompting concerns about the safety of trash trucks on the roadway.

The incident highlights the importance of proper maintenance and safety procedures for commercial vehicles, particularly those that transport hazardous materials. Officials are urging drivers and trucking companies to take extra precautions to ensure that their vehicles are in good working order and that they are following all safety regulations and guidelines.

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