(Updated at 5:15 p.m.) A tree fell on a car in the Donaldson Run neighborhood Friday afternoon, amid the ongoing wind storm.
The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. on the 4200 block of Vacation Lane, not far from the Stratford building that houses the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program.
Initial reports suggest that a tree fell on a car, trapping the driver inside and sending live power lines down across the street. Firefighters were able to extricate the driver, who was reportedly not injured, within about 15 minutes.
Vacation Lane is expected to remain closed for an extended period of time, awaiting the power and tree removal crews.
#Breaking: Units responded to 4200 block of Vacation Ln to a person trapped in a vehicle due to a large tree collapse. Crews were able to quickly free the person trapped. Luckily no injuries. #Windmageddon pic.twitter.com/l9kEU8JunA
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) March 2, 2018
ARLINGTON COUNTY | 4200 BLK. OF VACATION LANE | TREE ON CAR, PATIENT EXTRICATED WITH NO INJURIES pic.twitter.com/U2iDfvkTf6
— LincolnACFD (@LincolnACFD) March 2, 2018
— Mike Mount (@MikeMountDC) March 2, 2018
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A collision at a busy intersection in Lyon Park blocked traffic during the Monday evening rush hour.
The crash happened just before 5 p.m., at the intersection of N. Daniel Street and 10th Street N. One vehicle, a Volvo XC70, tipped to its side while a Mitsubishi Eclipse was severely damaged.
Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene, though no serious injuries were reported, according to the police scanner. The intersection was temporarily blocked by emergency vehicles; it reopened around 5:45 p.m.
At least two vehicle occupants were walking around the closed-off intersection speaking with police and taking photos of the crash.
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(Updated at 5:40 p.m.) A winter storm with mixed precipitation is turning out to be more snowy than expected inside the Beltway.
Arlington and the rest of metro D.C. has been added to a Winter Weather Advisory that had previously included points north and west of the city.
Around parts of Arlington and Alexandria surveyed by ARLnow.com, even treated roads and sidewalks were slushy as sleet and snow continued to fall in the early evening. A transition to rain is expected before the bulk of the precipitation moves out by midnight.
A number of crashes are being reported throughout the county, many attributed to slippery conditions. In Courthouse, police were considering closing 14th Street N. at N. Uhle Street due to cars “sliding down the hill.” On the northern end of Glebe Road, a crash was reported to be snarling traffic near Chain Bridge.
More from the National Weather Service:
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT… * WHAT…WET SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO TWO INCHES ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE…METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON DC. * WHEN…UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WET SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF WET SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1. &&
Winter Weather Advisory expanded across DC metro for 1-2" of snow. pic.twitter.com/muPzMQmALi
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) February 17, 2018
— Arlington DES (@ArlingtonDES) February 17, 2018
— Dennis Dimick (@ddimick) February 17, 2018
A light pole was struck by a vehicle in Clarendon and knocked to the ground, but luckily no one was hurt.
The accident happened around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. Initial reports suggest that a box truck hit the pole, in front of Moby Dick House of Kabob (3000 Washington Blvd), sending it crashing down onto the sidewalk.
The glass light covers shattered across the walkway. No injuries were reported and the sidewalk was blocked off by police pending a cleanup.
Photos by Anna Merod
Lee Highway is currently blocked at the Spout Run Parkway due to a crash in the middle of the intersection.
Initial reports suggest 2-3 vehicles were involved and at least one person might have been briefly trapped in their vehicle.
Police and firefighters are on scene and all lanes of Lee Highway are temporarily blocked due to the emergency response, though some lanes are expected to reopen shortly.
Garbage Truck Crash — Among a number of other potentially weather-related crashes this morning, a garbage truck ran into a utility pole on the 4600 block of 27th Street N., near Marymount University. Dominion crews responded to the scene for a report of downed power lines. No injuries were reported.
Four Mile Run Valley Meeting Cancelled — A meeting of the Four Mile Run Valley Working Group, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled. The cancellation is due to county staff reviewing “key pieces of the 4MRV transportation analysis,” the county wrote. “Staff will provide an update on the process schedule and timeline at the next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6.” [Arlington County]
Lee Highway Planning Moving Forward — “Funded with two county grants, donations and sponsorships, the Lee Highway Alliance is now back on the front burner of Arlington’s planning agenda, said county board Chairman Katie Cristol, who promised forward movement in the next couple of months.” Meanwhile, businesses along Lee Highway are generally supportive of redevelopment, according to the alliance. [Falls Church News-Press]
ACFD Helps Battle Fairfax Fire — Arlington County firefighters assisted Fairfax County on an apartment fire near Tysons Corner early this morning. About 34 residents were displaced by the fire. [Twitter, Twitter]
Photo courtesy Dennis Dimick
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. in the area of Boundary Channel Drive. A 911 caller reported that the man was unconscious but breathing and that smoke was coming from the hood of his SUV.
Virginia State Police were the first on scene and were assisted by Arlington County officers in shutting down a highway ramp and several lanes during the emergency response. A number of witnesses appear to have pulled over to help before police arrived.
The man was transported by medics to George Washington University Hospital with what were reported to be minor injuries, according to scanner traffic. The closed lanes have since reopened.
Stepped Up Drunk Driving Enforcement — During the holidays, from Dec. 13-31, Arlington County Police will be increasing DUI patrols as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. [Arlington County]
Step Forward in Plan for Second Rosslyn Station — “Metro officials are taking a small but symbolic step in their hope of someday building a second station in Rosslyn. On Thursday, the Metro board is expected to approve an application to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to request $2 million in grant money that would help the agency study ways to increase capacity on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines in Northern Virginia.” [Washington Post]
More on Freddie’s Award — The Arlington Human Rights Commission is scheduled to present their 2017 Human Rights Awards today. Among the winners was Crystal City staple Freddie’s Beach Bar. Owner Freddie Lutz said of the award: “I’m just extremely honored having grown up in Arlington County and went from elementary school to high school in Arlington County to be recognized in this way.” [Washington Blade]
Grumbles About Delivery Trucks on the Pike — Delivery trucks often park on Columbia Pike, blocking one of two, including during rush hour. Frustration over delivery trucks parking on the Pike led one resident to tweet a short video illustrating the issue. [Twitter]
Several lanes of King Street are blocked near Arlington’s Fairlington neighborhood due to a crash involving an Alexandria DASH bus.
At least three vehicles, including the bus, appear to have been involved in the crash, at the intersection of King Street and Menokin Drive, between I-395 and the Bradlee Shopping Center.
So far, there is no word on injuries, although numerous ambulances and fire trucks from Alexandria and Arlington responded to the scene following the crash.
🚨Service Alert: Accident at King St. and Menokin Dr. AT5 East/Westbound cannot service Bradlee Shopping Center. There will be AT5 access behind Bradlee on Braddock Rd side. AT9 will be detoured so expect slight delays.
— DASH Bus (@DASHBus) December 5, 2017
Two Washington-Lee High School students suffered minor injuries after the car they were riding in hit a tree in a home’s front yard near the school.
The car hit the tree just after 11 a.m. on the 1600 block of N. Randolph Street after veering off the road. The crash occurred in the Cherrydale neighborhood, near the Cherry Valley Nature Area.
It caused damage to the front of the car, but did not appear to have caused much damage to the tree or any of the surrounding houses.
The pair were interviewed by police officers and attended to by paramedics, while startled neighbors came out of their houses to survey the scene.
Firefighters are on scene of an overturned vehicle on the GW Parkway.
The crash happened shortly before 10:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the parkway, near the Key Bridge. First responders are reporting that a white van flipped onto its side.
The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and is being evaluated for minor injuries.
Police closed the center and left southbound lanes after the crash at around 3:45 p.m. near Mile Marker 7, just north of the Glebe Road exit. Cars could still get by slowly in the two right-hand lanes.
Backups were already reaching as far north as the Pentagon just after 4 p.m. Drivers in the area should expect delays.
Update: Accident: SB on I-395 at MM7 in Arlington Co. 2 travel lanes closed. Potential Delays.4:04PM
— 511 Northern VA (@511northernva) October 31, 2017
Crash. I-395 SB before VA-120 (Ex 7). Arl Co, VA. 2 left lanes blocked, 2 right lanes get by. Delays appx 2 miles.
— MATOC Alerts (@MATOC) October 31, 2017
A driver was transported to the hospital after colliding with a police cruiser in Crystal City this morning.
The collision happened near the intersection of 15th Street S. and Crystal Drive just after 9 a.m. A black Hyundai rear-ended the cruiser, with both vehicles suffering minor damage.
The driver of the Hyundai was transported to the hospital with a reported injury, possibly the result of the airbag in the car deploying, while the police officer driving the SUV was not hurt.
Police blocked the right lane of 15th Street S. to investigate, but traffic otherwise moved relatively freely.
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.
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
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