Maryland cars pileup I-68, shut down near the Allegany-Garrett County

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Maryland cars pileup I-68, shut down near the Allegany-Garrett County.

A multi-vehicle accident caused i-68 westbound to shut down near the Allegany-Garrett County line in Maryland early, Sunday afternoon.

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Officials originally stated the pileup involved thirty-six vehicles but Maryland State Police confirmed fifty-eight vehicles were involved in twenty-nine separate collisions.

Maryland State Police also said ten people were transported to Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, M.D. with non life threatening injuries.

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Maryland State Police stated the accident was the result of freezing rain and heavy fog combined with holiday traffic.

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The collision caused the interstate to shutdown for approximately four hours and diverted traffic off of the Frostburg exit.

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