Two Crashes snarl traffic in Anne Arundel County

Glen Burnie, Maryland (Arundel News Network) – Two accidents snarled traffic around Anne Arundel County this afternoon. The first happened in Gambrills, MD on Route 3 Southbound in the area of Route 175 where one person was pronounced dead on scene. The second accident happened in the Curtis Bay area on Fort Smallwood Road at Pittman Road involving a dump truck.

Anne Arundel County Fire Officials were dispatched shortly after 1:00 p.m. to Route 3 at Route 175. The accident involved a tractor trailer. An occupant of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to Bowie Health Center. Route 3 was shutdown for several hours and traffic was being detoured on Route 32. The road was opened up just before 7:00 p.m.

The second car accident happened in the Curtis Bay area. A dump drunk that was on Pittman Road reportedly had its bucket up. The bucket caught wires and brought several poles down. The driver had minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Maryland Route 173 or Fort Smallwood Road was shutdown starting at 5:00 p.m. Anne Arundel County Police’s Facebook post stated that BG&E lines were ripped down.

As of 9:00 p.m. the roadway was still shutdown with extensive delays and detours through the industrial park. The dump truck was reported to be upright by other truck drivers who were stuck due to the incident. Non BG&E trucks were also on scene checking their cables.

Fort Smallwood road per Police Officials were opened up just before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. This crash caused the road to be shutdown for about 11 hours.

We will have more on both of these incidents when additional information is released from public safety officials.

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