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Two Tractor Trailers Collide in Maryland

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Two tractor-trailers were driving on Interstate 70 Friday morning when they collided, causing one truck to spill corrosive chemicals. The trucking accident happened in Frederick County.

The accident happened when an Arnold Trucking tractor-trailer ran out of fuel as it traveled up South Mountain, troopers said. A second tractor-trailer, owned by Baylor Trucking, then hit the first-tractor-trailer from behind, troopers said.

The accident closed two of the three eastbound lanes of that section of the interstate. Traffic was backed up for at least four to five miles, an officer said Friday morning.

Traffic was tied up all day around the scene of the accident and drivers were urged to seek an alternate route.