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Glebe Road Shut Down Due to Ruptured Gas Line

by ARLnow.com December 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm 2,081 4 Comments

(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.

  • ArlLady

    Thanks ArlNow, we got this info just in time to make plans to avoid it.

  • HP2000

    I live smack dap right in the middle of where they have closed the Glebe Road. If you find out what residents should do trying to get home to this area, please let us know. Thanks!

  • TB

    Glebe is shut down southbound at Walter Reed. Gridlock north of Columbia Pike and the neighborhood streets are rapidly filling. Avoid the area completely if possible.

  • Billy Hamilton

    If you live in that area, I think they’d prefer you go somewhere else until it gets fixed. Just a hunch…

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