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Jackknifed tractor trailer, separate crashes close lanes in I-270 in Frederick County

I-270 was a mess as snow fell early Friday.

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — Interstate 270 was a mess early Friday as more snow fell in Frederick County, Maryland.

A jack-knifed tractor trailer in the northbound lanes of I-270, about a mile south of Buckeyestown Pike, is slowing down traffic in the northbound lanes of the highway. A heavy duty wrecker is on scene to clear the crash and the left lane of traffic was getting by at 5 a.m.

In the southbound lanes in the same area, a multicar crash has brought traffic to a standstill around 4 a.m.. Emergency crews were called to the scene and traffic in southbound lanes was moving again by 5 a.m.

All lanes have since reopened.

A fast-moving second round of snow this week blanketed the DMV early Friday and began moving out of the area around 5 a.m. 

Authorities are asking anyone who does not need to be on the roads early Friday to stay in and allow plow crews to do their jobs. 

Check out traffic conditions on our live map here.

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