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Major Delays on I-395 Due to Fire in D.C.

by ARLnow.com February 15, 2011 at 8:40 am 1,596 8 Comments

The main lanes of I-395 are backed up in Virginia from the 14th Street Bridge to the Springfield interchange due to fire activity in the District.

A fire at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center prompted a large emergency response that shut down 14th Street between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. The fire, which originated in the building’s kitchen and spread through the ductwork, is now under control. Fire equipment has been clearing the scene and 14th Street will likely reopen soon — but that’s little solace to the thousands currently crawling along on I-395.

The good news, if any, is that the HOV lanes are clear until just past the Pentagon.

  • charlie

    if we had HOT lanes it would be a breeze to get to the 14th Street Bridge.

  • G. Clifford Prout

    No, the good news is we came close to losing the Ronald Reagan building. Try try again.

    • Overgrown Bush

      Wow. A fire in any occupied building is hardly good news. The good news would be nobody getting hurt both in the fire, evacuation, and traffic mess it has caused.

    • MIchael H.

      Disturbing comment. I wouldn’t wish for massive loss of life because I disagreed with the politics of the namesake of the building.

    • Westover

      G. Clifford Prout, are you for real? If your hatered for a President is so deep that you would wish a public building named after him would burn, maybe you need to find a new country to live in.

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  • Glebe Roader

    Steve, were you smoking again?

  • 395 is wide enough

    when will you dumbasses finally learn to carpool or take metro? I hope your morning driving solo into the city was miserable.


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