Flooding Closes Portion of S. Joyce Street

by Katie Pyzyk July 20, 2012 at 9:50 am 2,769 13 Comments

Update at 4:45 p.m. — The closed section of road has reopened.

As if the construction along S. Joyce Street weren’t enough of a headache, this morning there’s another obstacle for drivers on that stretch of road. The storms last night (Thursday) have flooded part of the street and it’s shut down.

The closure is in place from Columbia Pike to Army Navy Drive. Drivers should find alternate routes, and are reminded not to attempt driving through high water.

There’s no word on how long Joyce Street will remain closed. It could be a while, however, considering more storms are predicted for today, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

  • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

    Ummm, construction related I assume?

    • Bender

      I’ve noticed in multiple County construction sites that they block off the storm drains along the street.

      • WeiQiang

        I know they put big foam rollers in front of the storm drains. I think they are meant to catch/filter silt or other construction detritus. I don’t think they are meant to block the drain from working completely; only to address some of the construction-related run-off.

  • Westover

    Yeah, must be at least 3-inches deep way out there in the middle.

  • Teyo

    So, will the 16 series buses that normally use Joyce Street to get to Columbia Pike have to take Washington Blvd? Or will they be allowed to use the Rotary Rd near the Pentagon and get on the Pike that way?

    • SimplyDusty

      The 16s aren’t the only ones. ART 42 too.

    • Official WMATA Spokesperson.

      The buses will use a new technology to fly over I-395. No time will be lost. You will have a great experience. Thanks for your question!

    • Zimmelman

      Arlington County ONE has been diverted mid-flight over the Atlantic – on its way to Amsterdam with Zimmie and Fizzie – to provide heavy lift support to this important operation. MetroBus 16 series and ART 42 buses will be airlifted past the flooding to the DRYC mobile dock unit now anchored at the south end of the flooded area.

      • Tabs

        They’re off on a junket to Spain to examine their transportation advances in relation to rain events.

  • NrNy2ArlVa

    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t this part of the proposed streetcar route.

    • Arlingtonian

      I believe that’s correct. However, I don’t think flooding should be an issue after construction and renovation work is complete. That road is sloped down toward Army-Navy Drive. With a functioning drainage system, there’s no reason why water would build up in that spot in the future.

      • NrNy2ArlVa

        Thanx, I hope not.

  • Tooobular

    Is Donaldson Run Outfitters offering any tubing trips here?


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