Update, 7:35 p.m.: All lanes on eastbound Rt. 50 in Bowie have reopened following a plane crash that injured three people, according to officials. Three lanes have reopened on westbound Rt. 50 and traffic continues to move slowly on that side, according to Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor.
Bowie city officials recommend that residents take an alternate route and avoid Rt. 50 if at all possible.
This is the second plane crash in as many weeks in Bowie. On Saturday, Aug. 24, a small plane approaching the Freeway Airport veered off the runway and landed upside down in a cornfield, but the four people aboard weren't seriously injured, Maryland state police said, Patch reported.