The highway has been shut down at the 301 split in Queenstown following an accident in which a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction hit four other vehicles.
Three people were taken to the hospital and are currently in serious condition.
The accident occurred around 3:15 p.m. There is currently a 5-mile backup in both directions along Route 50.
The highway will likely remain closed for several hours as the Maryland State Police are investigating the crash.
Please avoid this area if possible. Route 50 east and westbound closed at this time due to an accident.
— Queen Anne’s Sheriff (@QAsheriff) May 2, 2013
US 50 EAST is CLOSED prior to the US 301 split due to a serious motor vehicle collision. Please use caution in the area.
— Easton Vol Fire Dept (@EastonVFD) May 2, 2013