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A jack-knifed tractor-trailer that spilled fuel on the inner loop of I-495 snarled traffic Tuesday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official.

The spill closed all lanes of the Beltway’s Inner Loop around 2 p.m. after Old Georgetown Road and before Route 355.

There were no serious injuries, according to Montgomery County Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham. A hazmat team was on scene, he said.

The lanes reopened around 4:30 p.m., according to Maryland State Police.

The cause of the incident was believed to be speed, MSP said.

sjbsmith@gazette.net