Both lanes of Chain Bridge Road at N. Glebe Road are currently closed.
Arlington Police say a tree fell on power lines in the area, and they’re warning drivers near the D.C. limits to find another route.
TRAFFIC ALERT ⚠️: All lanes of Chain Bridge Road at N. Glebe Road are closed for a fallen tree. @DomEnergyVA is responding due to the tree having made contact with power lines. Seek alternate routes in the area.
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) May 17, 2018
There’s no word yet on when the road may reopen, and Arlington’s traffic management systems already show heavy backups in the area.
The crash happened this afternoon in the southbound lanes of the parkway in Arlington near Donaldson Run. One person is being evaluated for potentially serious injuries.
The U.S. Park Police helicopter, Eagle 1, was called in to transport the patient, prompting the closure of the entire parkway, according to scanner traffic. Arlington County medics are also on scene.
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) May 10, 2018
File photo from 2014, above, courtesy @CAPT258
The eastbound lanes of Wilson Blvd are closed approaching central Rosslyn due to a tractor trailer accident this morning.
Earlier this morning a large truck drove onto the sidewalk in front of the Commonwealth Tower office building at 1300 Wilson Blvd. Photos show the truck in the process of being removed by heavy duty towing crews.
No injuries were reported, though authorities warned of “significant traffic delays” during the morning rush hour due to the closure. Most of the delays, according to a traffic map, are on Clarendon Blvd and side streets west of the crash scene, at the intersection of Wilson Blvd and Ft. Myer Drive.
The circumstances that led to the truck driving onto the sidewalk are unclear.
Earlier this morning units responded along with @ArlingtonVaPD for a tractor trailer accident near Ft. Myer Dr and Wilson Blvd. No injuries reported. Road closures are in place. Expect significant traffic delays in the Rosslyn area. pic.twitter.com/qev3mHZYuQ
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) May 4, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT⚠️ EB Wilson Boulevard is shut down at Fort Myer Drive due to an accident. Expect delays and seek alternate routes this morning.
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) May 4, 2018
Expect delays heading from D.C. into Virginia via the 14th Street Bridge due to a crash on southbound I-395.
The four-vehicle crash, involving a pickup truck and three other vehicles, happened near the exit to Route 1 and is currently blocking three middle lanes. Traffic is squeezing by on either side, trying to avoid debris in the roadway.
Firefighters have arrived on scene to evaluate possible injuries.
(Updated at 4 p.m.) A vehicle has overturned on the GW Parkway near the Roosevelt Bridge.
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Initial reports suggest the vehicle crossed several lanes of traffic before running off the side of the southbound GW Parkway.
The vehicle overturned and came to rest on the driver’s side. The occupant of the vehicle was able to get out and was not reported to be seriously injured.
Southbound traffic is slow approaching the crash scene, backing up well past the Key Bridge.
— Chief 288 (@Chief288) April 9, 2018
Image (top) via Google Maps
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.
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
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.
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
Photo (3) via Google Maps
Some roads will close on Sunday for the 2017 Arlington Youth Triathlon.
The children-only triathlon includes a swimming race, a bike race and a run. The race will begin in the pool at Washington-Lee High School, followed by a loop bike course and a flat run on the outdoor track at Washington-Lee.
“The races are intended to encourage children to have fun while participating in physical activities,” according to an online event listing. “The swim-bike-run disciplines of triathlon are life-long sports that support a healthy lifestyle from childhood through adulthood.”
The road closures will take place roughly between 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the following locations:
- N. Quincy Street between Washington Blvd and 15th Street N.
- 15th Street N. between N. Quincy Street and N. Stafford Street
- N. Stafford Street between Washington Blvd and 15th Street N.
Police said street parking in the area will be restricted, and motorists should be on the lookout for temporary “No Parking” signs. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed.
Photo via triathlonfamilyusa.com
Arlington County schools and government offices will close Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.
County offices, courts, libraries, human services, the sheriff’s office and commuter stores will all be closed for the holiday. All community centers will be closed, while all parks grounds will be open.
Also on Monday:
- The county’s four spraygrounds will be open all weekend.
- Three high school pools will be open to the public until 6 p.m.
- Metered parking will not be enforced.
- Trash and recycling collections are on a normal schedule.
- ART’s 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 routes will operate on Sunday schedules, while all other ART routes will not operate. Standing order rides are not provided on STAR, and the call center is closed. Any rides on Monday and Tuesday must be booked in advance.
- Metrorail and Metrobus will operate on a Sunday schedule. The rail system is open from 7 a.m. to midnight.
Police will close roads for the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally this weekend. Riders are scheduled to arrive later today at the event’s headquarters at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
On Sunday, Arlington and Virginia State Police will close Washington Blvd from 7 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. from I-395 to the Memorial Bridge. Meanwhile, Arlington National Cemetery will only be accessible from southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway or northbound Route 110.
Police say they expect higher attendance than usual at the rally and other events for Rolling Thunder’s 30th anniversary.
Flickr pool photo by Brian Irwin
Update at 10:40 a.m. — The westbound lanes have reopened.
Washington Blvd is currently blocked in the area of 2nd Street S. due to a large fallen tree, according to scanner traffic.
Police are setting up roadblocks at Columbia Pike and Route 50 to divert traffic.
According to initial reports, the tree — located along the eastbound lanes — fell across all lanes of traffic around 10 a.m. One car was possibly struck by the tree but no injuries were reported.
Police and VDOT crews are working to reopen the westbound lanes; the eastbound lanes are likely to remain closed for an extended period of time.
Image via Google Maps
Police have closed a section of N. Glebe Road where it intersects Lee Highway after road construction crews hit a gas line.
Crews accidentally hit the line near the Wells Fargo bank, leaving a distinct odor of gas in the surrounding area.
Officers have shut the northbound lanes of N. Glebe Road near the accident, while firefighters are on scene out of an abundance of caution.
Workers from Washington Gas are at the scene to fix the leak. The road construction continued as normal on other sections of N. Glebe Road.
Drivers should seek alternate routes and expect delays.
Updated 11:30 a.m. — Police have reopened Patrick Henry Drive.
Earlier: Emergency crews have closed part of Patrick Henry Drive in the Dominion Hills neighborhood due to downed power lines.
Patrick Henry Drive is closed between 9th Street N. and 9th Road N. where the live wires fell into the road just after 9:30 a.m.
A police officer at the scene confirmed that a truck or similarly high vehicle pulled down the power lines, which are laying in the roadway.
Workers from Dominion Virginia Power are on the way to the scene, but they had not arrived as of 10 a.m. Drivers should seek alternate routes.