A crash in the East Falls Church neighborhood last night closed a portion of busy Lee Highway for an extended period of time.
The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. Thursday, a couple of blocks east of the Lee Highway and Washington Blvd intersection. A driver in a sedan appears to have run off the road, smashed through a brick wall and damaged a utility pole.
“Upon arrival, officers located a single vehicle crash into a utility pole,” Arlington County Police Department spokeswoman Ashley Savage tells ARLnow. The driver was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Lee Highway was closed between Washington Boulevard and N. Sycamore Street and Dominion Energy responded to complete repairs.”
The crash knocked out power to a portion of the surrounding area. An exact cause of the crash was not given.
Utility work dragged on into the night, but all lanes were reopened by this morning, according to Arlington Alert.
INCIDENT: Fire Department Activity
LOCATION: 6600 Block of Lee Highway
IMPACT: Lee Highway closure has been extended from Washington Blvd to N Sycamore. Seek alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/jFoIsi237x
— Arlington Alert (@ArlingtonAlert) February 26, 2021
Photo via Danny Shaw