Southbound I-95 reopens outside DC after tanker overturns

This handout photo provided by the Prince George's County, Md., Fire Department shows an overturned tanker on Interstate 95 in Laurel, Md., Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Interstate 95 was closed in both directions in the Laurel area after officials say a tanker truck carrying bio-diesel fuel overturned across southbound lanes. The tanker overturned Tuesday morning in southbound lanes south of state Route 198. Local media are showing aerial shots of the tanker lying across four lanes of traffic and pushing into jersey barrier walls along the median. (AP Photo/Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez, Prince George's County, Md., Fire Department)

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Two of Interstate 95’s 4 southbound lanes just north of the Capital Beltway in Maryland have reopened after officials say a tanker truck overturned, spilling about 400 gallons of bio-diesel fuel.

The tanker overturned Tuesday south of state Route 198 near Laurel, bringing traffic to a halt in both directions for more than two hours. All northbound lanes have reopened.

Highway officials say cleanup will likely extend into the afternoon rush hour.

Local media showed aerial shots of the tanker lying across four lanes, pushing into barrier walls along the median. State police say three passenger vehicles were also involved.

Prince George’s County fire officials say two people, including the tanker driver, were evaluated, but didn’t need to be taken to a hospital.

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