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Delays on I-395 Following Accident in HOV Lanes

by ARLnow.com October 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm 4,612 21 Comments

Drivers should expect significant delays on southbound I-395 following an accident in the HOV lanes.

Initial reports suggest the accident involved an off-duty police officer in his or her personal vehicle. The HOV lanes are partially blocked near Glebe Road as a result of the accident. HOV traffic is getting by on the shoulder.

At least one mainline southbound and northbound lane of I-395 is also blocked. Southbound traffic is currently slowing near the Pentagon.

  • novasteve

    Wonder how many threats have been made .

  • Novanglus

    “off-duty police officer in his or her personal vehicle” – picture shows a Mustang with Maryland plates spun facing the wrong direction.

    No comment, just an observation.

    • Captain_Obvious

      MD plates…HUGE shocker.

    • WeiQiang

      It’s a manual tranny.

    • Right of Center

      The MD driver must have realized that HE or SHE was driving sb so HE or SHE spun HIS or HER car around

  • PikerShorts

    Right outside my balcony. Loading it up on a tow truck now

    • kj

      is traffic a bitch?

      • kj

        how bad is the traffic? both Southbound lanes?

        • PikerShorts

          One lane getting by in HOV. 3 lanes in SB mainline. Originally 1 NB blocked, 1 SB as well.

  • TakeMetro

    Does this mean the cop was off-duty and violating HOV? Surprise…

    • HP2000

      HOV rules kick in at 3:30pm so he would not have been in violation.

      • Right of Center

        He? the article specifically says he or she…

  • drax

    Clearly this is the fault of a homeless cyclist from Maryland.

    • WeiQiang

      I’m not surprised. The accident is exactly where the closed-off pedestrian tunnel goes under 395.

    • Louise


  • JohnB

    It’s a good thing rubber tire vehicles like cars and buses never get into accidents, unlike streetcars which run into things every day. /sarcasm.

    • NIMBY the Chicken

      Yes, rectangular boxes affixed to the street via tracks with no way to avert dangerous situations are far safer than vehicles that can move out of the way of things. Spot on. /sarcasm

      • drax

        On the flipside, boxes on tracks never swerve and hit other boxes, or guardrails, or a CVS, or…

  • PikerShorts

    All lanes reopened

  • WeiQiang

    Real-Time Update: At 395S at Boundary Channel, traffic is moving at about 20mph in the main laines. HOV lanes is stop-n-go, bumper-to-bumper.

    • Neighbor

      In other words, traffic is back to normal!


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