Motorists crawled along the I-95 corridor Saturday as a smattering of accidents slowed already sluggish holiday traffic, authorities said.
"It's been backed up really heavy all day," said Cpl. Kevin Watkins of the
Traffic was stop-and-go and averaging only 25 miles an hour most of the day, Watkins said, adding that an accident "makes it even worse."
A five-car crash on the northbound lanes just before the bridge connecting Harford and Cecil counties backed up cars for 3 miles around 6 p.m. Saturday evening, Watkins said. There were no major injuries.
"It's just been heavy all day, probably just the pre-holiday Christmas shopping rush, we're figuring," said Cpl. Harrington, a state police trooper at the College Park barracks who declined to give his first name.
Watkins, in Perryville, said troopers expected the traffic to begin to slow after 8 p.m., based on historical patterns.