(Updated at 4:15 p.m.) Police are shutting down a large section of South Glebe Road near I-395 due to a ruptured gas line.
Initial reports indicate that a construction crew hit a 8-10 inch gas line. There was no fire.
Glebe Road is currently shut down between I-395 to the south and Walter Reed Drive to the north. The ramp from southbound I-395 to Glebe Road is also shut down, as is a ramp from northbound I-395 to northbound Glebe Road.
The Best Western hotel appears to be adjacent to where the work was taking place. Firefighters are on the scene with hoses laid out near the construction site.
A natural gas smell can be detected in the area.
We’re hearing that the closures could last well into the night.
Update at 10:30 p.m. — Glebe Road is expected to reopen in time for the morning rush hour.
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