Commuters can expect delays today on I-495 south of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) while truck fire clean-up is underway.
As of 9:43 a.m., the south right outside lane and right shoulder are closed, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
VDOT said that drivers can expect delays. As of 10 a.m., traffic is heavy on I-495 between Leesburg Pike and I-66.
— Lauren DeMarco FOX 5 (@ldemarcofox5) March 10, 2020
Lauren DeMarco, a Fox 5 reporter, tweeted a video of the traffic back-up and firefighters and medics on the scene around 10:30 p.m. on Monday.
The video captured firefighters working to extinguish the truck fire.
WTOP reported this morning that clean-up is underway.
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) March 10, 2020
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A vehicle was fully engulfed by flames on the Beltway near Tysons Monday morning.
The fire was reported around 10:45 a.m., on the Outer Loop near I-66 and Tysons, according to WTOP Traffic.
Traffic camera images show two left-hand lanes of the Beltway blocked by first responders, as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing into the air prior to the fire being extinguished.
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) February 4, 2019