Traffic Easing After Brush Fires Along I-270

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Traffic was slowed on I-270 for sporadic brush fires along the roadway. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Traffic was slowed on I-270 for sporadic brush fires along the roadway. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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BETHESDA, Md. (CBSDC) - Brush fires caused major delays on the Beltway and on I-270 during Tuesday’s afternoon rush hour.

Montgomery County Fire responded to multiple brush fires in the northbound lanes of I-270 near Old Georgetown Road around 1 p.m. Tuesday. The fires were caused by very dry conditions.

Delays were initially overwhelming, but traffic is now beginning to ease.

Stay tuned to ALL-NEWS 99.1 as we continue to update this story…

Firefighters hosing down trees along I-270 in Bethesda. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Firefighters hosing down trees along I-270 in Bethesda. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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