The front entrance to Ballston Quarter mall and its Quarter Market food hall is closed after a cable broke on a piece of scaffolding.
A large fire department response to the Wednesday afternoon incident temporarily blocked Wilson Blvd in front of the mall, but the road has since reopened.
Two workers who were on the equipment at the time of the accident were able to climb to safety with the help of firefighters. No injuries were reported.
Police have roped off the entrance until the scaffolding can be secured.