UPDATED: Southbound I-395 blocked by serious motorcycle crash

(Updated at 5:30 p.m.) All lanes of southbound I-395 were blocked near Shirlington Circle this evening due to a serious crash.

Initial reports suggest that a motorcyclist crashed and remained down in the middle lane of the highway. The person’s injuries were reported to be potentially life threatening or life altering.

The I-395 express lanes remained open, but evening rush hour traffic in the main lanes of the highway was backed up to the 14th Street Bridge as of 5:20 p.m.

As of 5:30 p.m. all lanes were back open, though Virginia State Police remained on scene, on the right shoulder.