For the second time in as many weeks Columbia Pike was closed due to a gas leak apparently caused by construction activity.

The incident happened shortly before noon on the Pike near S. George Mason Drive.

The southbound lanes of N. Glebe Road were blocked at N. Woodstock Street due to a crash involving a school bus.

The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Friday, near Glebe Elementary School, and involves the bus and a car. Two students were on board the bus but no injuries have been reported, according to initial reports.

(Updated at 11:25 a.m.) All lanes of northbound I-395 were blocked at Glebe Road during the Thursday evening commute due to a fatal motorcycle crash.

State police are investigating the crash, which happened just before 5 p.m. The motorcycle rider was dead upon police arrival in a scene described by arriving officers as disturbing and spread out over a distance.

Update at 8:45 p.m. — Columbia Pike is back open.

Update at 5:50 p.m. — The gas leak has been stopped, the fire department said just after 5:30 p.m. Columbia Pike remains closed to traffic, however, according to traffic cameras.

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.

(Updated at 3:50 p.m.) A multi-vehicle crash with injuries and at least one person reported to be trapped blocked all westbound lanes of I-66 in Arlington this afternoon.

The crash happened around 2:15 p.m. near the exit to Langston Blvd and Spout Run. The person trapped has since been freed by firefighters, according to scanner traffic.

(Updated at 10:10 p.m.) All lanes of S. Glebe Road were blocked between Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike this afternoon due to a crash.

Initial reports suggest that two vehicles collided near the intersection of Glebe and 15th Street S. around 1:45 p.m. One vehicle flipped on its side and at least one vehicle occupant was reported to be trapped and injured.

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