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Car Overturns on Eastbound I-66

by ARLnow.com March 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm 2,219 8 Comments

Update at 4:20 p.m. — It appears that eastbound I-66 has reopened at the accident scene.

An overturned vehicle is tying up traffic on westbound eastbound I-66.

A car flipped on its roof in the eastbound lanes near Great Falls Street just before 2:30 this afternoon. Initial reports suggest paramedics are evaluating at least one patient. Firefighters are working to reach another person who’s trapped in the vehicle.

Eastbound traffic is at a standstill just past the Beltway.

  • JamesE

    Probably didn’t see the lane shift and over-corrected, also why is the extra lane taking years to construct when they can put up a new metro pylon every day?

    • CrystalMikey

      Yeah, I was driving through Tysons over the weekend and was amazed how far along the Metro construction is!

      • Overgrown Bush

        I drive through there a few times a week. It is indeed amazing progress.

    • Lou

      Seeing as it’s now being reported as eastbound, I’d bet it had something to do with the flyover ramp from the Dulles connector road.

      • JamesE

        My theory is now ruined, but my point still stands about the lane construction time.

        • Lou

          They’re probably dragging out the construction just to grind Zimmerman’s gears.

    • mehoo

      Because the Metro track they are building isn’t already in use like I-66.

  • That was a really bad wreck.

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