As many as eight accidents have caused numerous delays along northbound and southbound lanes of the of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway Tuesday.
One of the first occurred on the southbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway around 3 a.m. This accident happened in the Laurel area and closed the highway for several hours.
Police say the accident happened near the intersection of Route 197 after a vehicle drove off of the road, down an embankment, and into a tree.
All southbound traffic has was shut down between Route 197 and Powder Mill Road until around 6 a.m.
The driver of the vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital and is in critical condition.
Another accident happened in the Greenbelt area when two vehicles drove off of the roadway.
FOX 5's Erin Como says to expect congestion in the area of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway all morning.More