Pro-Palestinian protests in D.C. caused major morning rush hour backups on Arlington roads.
Demonstrators blocked several major commuter routes and intersections in the District, including I-395 and Constitution Avenue, bringing inbound traffic to a standstill on the GW Parkway, I-66, Route 50 and I-395. The Virginia Dept. of Transportation diverted drivers from I-66 onto Route 110 and advised others to seek alternate routes.
Some side streets — including in the Courthouse and Rosslyn areas — were also congested as drivers try to avoid the highway backups.
Arlington has seen a handful of pro-Palestine demonstrations since the start of the Israel-Hamas war last October. Most recently, demonstrators camped outside Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s house in Arlington, near the McLean border.
Arlington: Due to demonstration activity on Constitution Ave., all eastbound traffic on 66 is being diverted onto Rt 110. Seek alternate routes or follow police direction. pic.twitter.com/bwW3hfARJu
— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) February 1, 2024
List of locations in Washington DC with protestors:
•I-395 North at 14th St NW
•I-395 N at C & D St NW
•23rd St & Constitution Ave NW (clearing soon, arrests made)
⬆️ ROAD CLOSURES ⬆️ #dctraffic
•Most recently Union Station #vatraffic https://t.co/2OjfZYpIS5 pic.twitter.com/mGeRB0x4nF
— DMV News Live (@DCNewsLive) February 1, 2024
Demonstrations slowly ending, but traffic delays remain on many downtown DC streets. 3rd St Tunnel ramps still blocked. Rolling demonstration last seen near E St & New Jersey Ave NW. Tune to 103.5 FM and https://t.co/Trjju7KegD for details on the 8s #dctraffic
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) February 1, 2024
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