As reported here earlier, a spate of Maryland I-495 crashes took place this morning December 3, 2010
as a Beltway contractor put down the wrong anti-freezing agent in anticipation of weekend winter weather. It is interesting to see retrospectively how this played out on the Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock.

First it was an outer loop crash at Georgia Avenue, next crashes on the outer loop at Connecticut Avenue and Sligo Avenue. Then the outer loop at Colesville Road, Old Georgetown Road and New Hampshire Avenue.

About that time the light bulb went on in someone's head that something was amiss and the anti-freezing agent mistake was discovered. Dr. Gridlock, always worth a read. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dr-gridlock/2010/12/outer_loop_lanes_blocked_in_md_1.html?hpid=newswell 

 
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