Accident Closes 340 In Frederick County










Police conducting investigation


Frederick, Md. (KM) – Police, fire and rescue personnel were dispatched to westbound Route 340 near St. Marks Road in Frederick County for a crash involving an overturned tractor trailer.

Scanner reports indicted the vehicle was on fire with some trapped in the vehicle.  . But fire officials on the scene reported no entrapment, but the vehicle was leaking fuel.

The State Highway Administration’s CHART website says all eastbound lanes are closed, along with one of the two westbound shoulders while crews clean up the mess.  The tractor trailer was carrying hardwood flooring, according to scanner reports.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area until further notice.

An update:  all westbound lanes of Route 340 in that area have reopened.  Two eastbound lanes remain closed.



By Kevin McManus