A passing truck spilled asphalt onto Lorcom Lane in Cherrydale earlier this morning, prompting a cleanup and causing some delays.
According to scanner traffic, the truck dropped the asphalt just after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Traffic slowed on Lorcom Lane’s eastbound lane at Nelly Custis Drive, near the Cherrydale United Methodist Church, as officers from the Arlington County Police Department cleared the debris onto a nearby sidewalk.
Police put flares out to alert drivers to the material in the road, but did not close any roads. Traffic continued to flow normally heading west.
By 10:15 a.m., police had cleared the asphalt from the street and removed the flares.
A section of N. Cleveland Street off Lee Highway will be closed until this afternoon as crews make emergency repairs to a water main.
A spokeswoman for the county’s Department of Environmental Services said the repairs on the 1900 block of N. Cleveland Street in the North Highlands neighborhood are being made to a six-inch water main. The spokeswoman said the water for between 50 and 100 customers will be affected.
Repairs are expected to be completed by 3 p.m. The street is closed in the area, with a detour in place.
Photo via John B.
Expect a slow go in both directions on I-395 through Arlington during the early evening rush hour, following a crash in the northbound lanes.
Initial reports suggest that a car crashed into the left-hand jersey wall along NB I-395 near Washington Blvd. The driver is being evaluated for injuries, according to scanner traffic.
Two left-hand lanes are currently blocked by the emergency response.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Army Navy Drive is closed in 1600 block due to overturned vehicle. 1 occupant transported to hospital. Expect traffic delays. pic.twitter.com/56nimGtBXS
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) October 4, 2017
An SUV careened into woods and overturned during this morning’s commute.
The incident happened along the 1600 block of Army Navy Drive, police said, not far from Pentagon City. The crash scene was also near Army-Navy Country Club and the ramp from I-395 to Arlington Ridge Road.
A police spokeswoman said the vehicle had been traveling along Army Navy Drive at the time of the crash.
One person was transported to the hospital, according to police. One lane of Army Navy Drive has reopened but drivers should expect delays in the area.
Map via Google Maps
Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians alike should start seeing changes soon to the busy and confusing “Five Points Intersection” in Cherrydale.
Crews are currently digging up areas of the intersection of Lee Highway, Military Road, Old Dominion Drive, N. Quincy Street and N. Quebec Street.
They will upgrade traffic signals, add bike lanes, improve crosswalks and transit stops, widen sidewalks and add new ADA-accessible curb ramps. The intersection also will get new concrete curbs and gutters, sidewalks, driveways, asphalt pavement and street lighting.
Already, several medians around the intersection have been widened, while work is underway to dig up the corner of Lee Highway and Military Road.
During construction, those in the area can expect the following work hours and construction impacts, per a county press release:
- Work hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the project area along N. Quincy Street).
- Construction crews typically will close one travel lane adjacent to the work area with drums/cones while maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction.
- All businesses located within the project area will remain open.
- Sidewalk detours and temporary crosswalks will be used to maintain pedestrian access throughout the project area.
- Several bus stops will be temporarily relocated during construction. Notices will be posted in advance on bus stop flags, and will say where temporary bus stops will be located.
“Improving this busy intersection at the Lee Highway/Old Dominion Drive and N. Quincy Street/Military Road — a major transportation crossing for pedestrians, bikers, transit users and motorists — is part of the County’s larger effort to make the Cherrydale neighborhood safer and more accessible for all modes of travel,” said the county’s Director of Transportation Dennis Leach in a statement.
The work is expected to be completed next summer. County staff spent several years studying ways to improve safety for pedestrians and help simplify some dangerously complicated traffic patterns.
All lanes of S. Walter Reed Drive are closed in the area of Four Mile Run Drive due to a major crash.
The wreck happened just before 3:45 p.m. Monday on the steep hill leading down to Four Mile Run Drive. Initial reports suggest that at least three vehicles were involved and at least two people were hurt and are being transported to the hospital.
At least one of the vehicles overturned as a result of the crash, which knocked down utility poles and wires.
A number of people witnessed the crash. Witnesses reportedly told police that one of the drivers crossed into oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed.
TRAFFIC ALERT ⚠️: Walter Reed Drive is closed between S. Quincy Street and Four Mile Run Drive for crash investigation. Seek alt route.
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) September 25, 2017
2 patients transported. No entrapment. E109M remaining on scene for power company to take care of down poles and for vehicle removal. pic.twitter.com/M7kyZ3uBBA
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) September 25, 2017
Photos from the accident on S. Walter Reed Dr. pic.twitter.com/juC4lqk3Sc
— LincolnACFD (@LincolnACFD) September 25, 2017
Map (top) via Google Maps
Initial reports suggest a car and a Jeep collided head-on and another car ran into a light pole at the intersection of S. Glebe Road and 12th Street, in front of the Post Office. Medics are evaluating vehicle occupants for injuries.
One southbound lane of Glebe is currently blocked just south of Columbia Pike, according to scanner traffic. Drivers should expect significant traffic impacts in the area.
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) September 13, 2017
(Updated 8:25 a.m.) Columbia Pike’s eastbound lanes have reopened. Those nearby can expect residual delays.
Earlier: The eastbound lanes of Columbia Pike between S. Courthouse Road and Washington Blvd closed this morning after a traffic crash.
Arlington County Police said the crash happened at S. Scott Street. They closed the Pike around 6:50 a.m.
Drivers heading east can expect significant delays, and are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
Metro’s 16A, 16B, 16G, 16H, 16J and 16X routes all are experiencing delays on the Pike, as well as ART’s 42 and 74 routes, which also run through the area.
⚠️ TRAFFIC ALERT: Both lanes of Eastbound Columbia Pike are closed at S. Scott Street due to crash.
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) September 13, 2017
16A, 16B, 16G, 16H, 16J, 16X: Due to an accident at Columbia Pk & S Scott St, buses may experience delays in both directions.
— Metrobus Info (@Metrobusinfo) September 13, 2017
Buses serving ART 42 and 74 are running 15 Minutes Slower due to Traffic Congestion.
Thank-you for your patience
— ART Alert (@ART_Alert) September 13, 2017
A vehicle overturned on the road from Shirlington to Fairlington Monday night.
The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. on the 4200 block of 31st Street S.
It’s unclear how the crash happened. At least one parked car had visible damage near the flipped car.
It was initially reported that one person was trapped in the car, but that person was able to “self-extricate,” according to scanner traffic. No serious injuries were reported.
The road was closed following the wreck, while police waited for a tow crew to arrive.
(Updated at 2:20 p.m.) Police and firefighters responded to a crash involving a car and a dump truck on I-395 Friday afternoon.
The crash happened around 1 p.m. on northbound I-395, approaching Washington Blvd. The force of the collision trapped the driver inside the car; firefighters had to heavy tools to cut one of the doors open to extricate her.
The driver of the car is being evaluated for injuries. As of 1:15 p.m. at least two left-hand lanes of northbound I-395 were closed.
Photos from an entrapment on 395 earlier today. Dump Truck vs SUV. Crews had to cut open the driver side door to free the patient. pic.twitter.com/lODuGtd6W2
— Arlington Fire (@ACFDPIO) August 25, 2017
Update at 3:25 p.m. — One person has died as a result of the crash, which involved two construction vehicles, according to an updated statement from Virginia State Police.
At 2:21 a.m., Tuesday (Aug. 22), Virginia State Police Trooper A.J. Santiago responded to a fatal crash in the southbound Express Lanes of I-395 near Exit 10C in Arlington County.
At the time of the crash, the Express Lanes were closed to the public because of an active highway work zone for pavement repairs. A dump truck had just entered the work zone and was traveling south to deliver its load of paving material. Another work zone vehicle, a pickup truck, was traveling north in the closed southbound Express Lanes and as it came through a bend in the highway collided head-on with the southbound dump truck.
The driver of the pickup truck, Brian S. Kilburne, 55, of Fredericksburg, Va., was transported to George Washington University Hospital, where he died later Monday morning. His two passengers were transported to George Washington University Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the dump truck was not injured in the crash.
The Virginia State Police Fairfax Division Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and is assisting with the ongoing crash investigation.
Earlier: The inbound HOV lanes of I-395 have been closed during the morning rush hour due to a crash investigation.
The investigation is taking place just before the 14th Street Bridge, following an early morning crash involving a pickup truck and a dump truck. Three vehicle occupants were transported to the trauma center at George Washington University Hospital.
Police typically conduct accident investigations when a victim of a crash has life-threatening injuries.
The closure of the HOV lanes is causing major backups on the entire stretch of northbound I-395, particularly in Arlington. One driver, on Twitter, reported a 1 hour, 45 minute commute from Woodbridge.
— Arlington Fire (@ACFDPIO) August 22, 2017
Here's a pic of it! pic.twitter.com/5AlvJontYB
— Keith P. (@Keith_Alan1) August 22, 2017
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) August 22, 2017
— Barb Fraze (@bfraze) August 22, 2017
Photo (top) via Google Maps
Arlington Ridge Road is blocked by a downed utility pole following a crash, according to scanner traffic.
A vehicle reportedly ran into the pole along the 1900 block of Arlington Ridge Road, toppling it and blocking the street. At least one person is being evaluated for injuries by paramedics.
Arlington Ridge Road, a busy commuter route for those exiting from I-395, is closed between 19th and 20th Streets S. Police are on scene directing traffic.
Image via Google Map
(Updated at 10:30 a.m.) Military Road is closed between 30th and 31st Streets N. due to a reported downed tree and power lines.
It appears that a large tree fell on lines and and across the road. Crews from Arlington County, Dominion and a tree contractor are on the scene.
Nearly 75 Dominion customers are without power, according to the power company’s website.
Police are redirecting traffic around the closure. Officers expect it to be a “prolonged” closure, according to scanner traffic.
Update at 4:15 p.m. — The road has reopened, police say.
Military Road has reopened. https://t.co/JAZrIg3lJY
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) August 17, 2017
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A car flipped on Spout Run Parkway this morning, rolling down a steep slope into the woods nearby.
Officers from the U.S. Park Police responded to the southbound side of the parkway just after its intersection with Lorcom Lane around 10:45 a.m. today (Wednesday).
The driver appeared to lose control of the car before careering off the road and into the woods. There were no injuries reported.
Park Police were on scene, and by 11 a.m. a tow truck was on scene to remove the wrecked car. A police car occupied the right-hand lane nearby. There were no significant traffic impacts.
At least four other incidents of vehicles flipping or running into the woods along Spout Run Parkway have been reported over the past six years, including one incident last year of a motorcycle chase ending on the parkway.
A driver suffering some sort of medical emergency crashed his SUV into a utility pole and at least one other vehicle in Rosslyn this evening, according to scanner traffic.
The crash happened around 5 p.m. on the 1600 block of Fairfax Drive.
The man was transported to a local hospital via ambulance. His condition is unknown. The pole and the other vehicle appeared to suffer only minor damage.