Southbound traffic on U.S. 15 at Motter Avenue was closed for several hours Tuesday after a tanker truck spilled fuel on the road, according to state police.

The spill occurred at about 2 p.m., and the fluid led to two minor crashes involving five vehicles, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Coordinated Highways Action Response Team website. The spill closed all of the southbound lanes on U.S. 15 between Motter and West Seventh Street until about 4:30 p.m.

Two State Highway Administration dump trucks were sent to the area to spread sand on the road at about 3 p.m., according to a state police press release.

— Jeremy Arias

Follow Jeremy Arias on Twitter: @Jarias_Prime.

Jeremy Arias is the police and crime reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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(4) comments

pappyjoe

Its only going to get better. For one, the talk about extra lanes! by the time they are completed congestion is in the wake. Jeremy, is the Ftruck almost crossing the border line as not acceptable in the FNP world[lol][lol][lol]

rcfoster

Why did the fuel spill from "ftruck"?

rbtdt5

Well, this should make traffic a joy today.

Jleftwich

Yep. If you have a Dr. appointment on TJ Drive, you may want to reschedule.

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