(Updated at 1:30 p.m.) Alexandria Police are advising drivers to avoid the area of North Washington Street between Montgomery Street and First Street due to a car crash.
At least one driver is in the hospital with serious injuries, according to police.
The crash reconstruction team is on-site and the road will likely be closed “for a while,” police spokesman Lt. Courtney Ballantine told ALXnow.
The busy roadway in the middle of Old Town bisects two stretches of the George Washington Memorial Parkway between Mount Vernon and Washington, D.C.
“Please avoid the area and watch for police direction,” Police said on social media. “Expect police and fire personnel in the area.”
NOTIFICATION :: North Washington Street between Montgomery Street and First Street is closed due to a car crash. Please avoid the area and watch for police direction. Expect police and fire personnel in the area.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) September 29, 2020
ACCIDENT W/ CRITICAL INJURY— North Washington Street between Montgomery Street and First Street in Alexandria is closed. Approx. 50yr-old man taken to trauma center. Also, 2nd patient w/NLT injury.
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) September 29, 2020
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