Update at 1:05 p.m. — The crash has been cleared and the HOV lanes have reopened.
Earlier: The northbound HOV lanes of I-395 near Shirlington Circle are blocked by a crash involving ten vehicles, including two dump trucks.
One car, a taxicab, can be seen resting on a concrete barrier, wedged between the truck and another taxicab. Five people are being evaluated for injuries, according to the Arlington County Fire Department.
A large fluid spill has been reported as a result of the crash.
Police and firefighters are on scene. HOV traffic is stopped approaching the crash, though police are working to clear out some of the backed up traffic. The HOV lanes are expected to remain closed into the afternoon.
#Update: Crews assessing 5 patients, no entrapment, 10 vehicles involved. Units continuing to control fluid leaks. Sorry, if you’re in the traffic. We ask for your patience as we work to mitigate the hazards.
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) December 10, 2018
UPDATE: There is a diesel fuel spill on the 395 HOV lanes and they will be blocked for at least two hours.
— VA Express Lanes (@VAExpressLanes) December 10, 2018
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