Updated: (10:23 a.m.) — At least one person died in a crash in Gambrills Thursday morning, and police and fire officials responded to dozens of accidents all over the county due to icy roads.
Anne Arundel County police responded at about 7:45 a.m. to the fatal crash near Waugh Chapel Drive and Silver Way in Gambrills. Preliminary information from police indicates that a cement truck collided with a car. There was no initial information on the identity of the victim or the condition of any other passengers. Roads in the area were closed and motorists were being urged to avoid traffic.
One Anne Arundel County police officer was also hurt in a three-car accident on Annapolis Road in Odenton. Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said that crash also happened at about 7:45 a.m., and involved a police car struck by two other vehicles. The officer was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Anne Arundel County police reported 60 accidents between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday morning, creating delays on nearly every major roadway including Interstate 97, Route 50 and Route 100.
In the areas of Odenton and Crofton, there were other accidents reported on Route 175 and Route 3, as well as a crash involving an SUV on Dairy Farm Road.
Route 175 (Annapolis Road) was closed following an accident involving a police car, witnesses reported.
Further north, there were accidents reported near Route 100 and I-97, forcing the closure of Route 100 eastbound. Police also responded to an accident on Quarterfield Road near the ramp to I-97 north.
Icy conditions were especially prevalent on overpasses and bridges, police said.
Police also reported accidents and delays on Route 2 and Route 10.