Tractor-trailer carrying TMI suits crashes, shuts down Interstate 81

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WHTM) – An overturned tractor-trailer closed Interstate 81 in both directions for four hours Wednesday.

Maryland State Police said the truck was carrying radioactive cleaning suits from Three Mile Island nuclear plant to a site in Tennessee for disposal.

The crash happened at Exit 9 for Maugans Avenue in Washington County, Maryland.

Investigators said the truck was take to a safe storage lot and is being inspected by the Fort Detrick Hazmat team and officials from Three Mile Island.

The crash had traffic backed up to near Greencastle.

Maryland State Police said distracted driving caused the crash and the driver has been charged.

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