There are major traffic delays leading up to Interstates 495 and 395 in Alexandria, as a trucker convoy protesting COVID-19 mandates has entered D.C. and created miles of backups.
Traffic snaked all the way down to Jefferson Manor, just south of Huntington, which is about a half-mile from the interstate.
The convoy drove through the area last week without incident.
Heads Up, Friends! There's expected to be increased commercial and passenger vehicle traffic on the Beltway (I-495) and I-395 today.
— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) March 14, 2022
California, New York and Pennsylvania where just some of the trucks that are currently grinding traffic to a halt on 395 north… police and DDot blocking access to downtown. Soooo if you happened to be trying to get home like me, it’s going to be a while… pic.twitter.com/oztQNCUyWE
— Tommy McFLY (@TommyMcFLY) March 14, 2022
#BREAKING: Expect heavy traffic delays along I-395, Southbound DC-295 to I-495 due to the trucker convoy from Hagerstown. @DCPoliceDept are closing some streets and exits into DC to keep traffic moving. https://t.co/L1sdaVv9hy
— 7News DC (@7NewsDC) March 14, 2022
Late night/early morning drivers planning to cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge tonight might want to plan an alternate route.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said on Twitter that bridge openings are planned for 11 p.m.-4 a.m. tonight (Tuesday) through Wednesday morning.
While the bridge can sometimes open for interesting ship traffic, tonight’s opening is for routine testing.
Alexandria: The Woodrow Wilson Bridge is scheduled to have test openings and traffic gate testings tonight between 11PM-4AM. Expect delays and consider alternate routes. @MDSHA
— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) January 11, 2022
Expect traffic around the Duke Street exit on northbound Interstate 395, after a crash occurred at around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday (August 10).
The crash involved a black SUV and a tow truck, according to officials.
The front airbags of the SUV deployed, and the driver of the SUV reportedly complained of neck pain after the crash, although she was not taken to Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Virginia State Police are handling the incident and the two vehicles have been pulled over to the shoulder of the roadway.
(Updated 1:25 p.m.) Southbound drivers on Beauregard Street were forced to find a detour around noon today (Friday) after a burning garbage truck closed southbound lanes at the intersection with Roanoke Avenue.
The southbound lanes were closed at the intersection. Southbound lanes reopened around 1:25 p.m.
James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story. Map via Google Maps
(Updated at 2:50 p.m.) Traffic is reopening as Alexandria Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of S. Patrick (Route 1) and Franklin Streets in Old Town on Tuesday morning (May 4).
Two of the drivers were injured and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the third driver left his car at the scene and ran away on foot, according to police.
A suspect description was not available.
The crash briefly shut down Franklin Street and one northbound lane of S. Patrick Street to traffic. At around 9:15 a.m., the three cars were towed away.
1 NB lane of S. Patrick St & 2 SB lanes of S Patrick St get by. Franklin St is closed at the intersection. (2/2)
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) May 4, 2021
ICYMI: Alexandria Police Department investigates hit & run 3-car crash on Route 1 during the morning rush hour.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) May 4, 2021
A planned Woodrow Wilson Bridge opening tonight could disrupt travel plans for late-night drivers on I-495.
According to an alert, the bridge could be impassable from 11 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) until sometime Wednesday morning (Nov. 18). VDOT warned that travellers should expect delays and consider other routes.
The closure is planned for testing systems on the bridge, sadly — no interesting ship activity on the docket.
Alexandria: The Woodrow Wilson Bridge will have maintenance openings tonight beginning at 11PM. Expect delays and consider alternate routes. @MDSHA
— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) November 17, 2020
Staff photo by Jay Westcott
A driver suffered a life-threatening medical emergency on Quaker Lane near Fairlington this morning (Nov. 5), and while there was no crash, the incident shut down the roadway from around 8 a.m. to – 9:30 a.m.
The roadway going northbound was shut down due to the number of first responders and police at the scene, according to Alexandria Police spokesman Lt. Courtney Ballantine.
The area that was shut down is near the Fairlington Center and the intersection of W. Braddock Road and King Street.
NOTIFICATION :: The northbound lanes of North Quaker Lane are closed at 33rd Street. The Alexandria Police Department is assisting with a medical emergency. Expect police activity in the area.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) November 5, 2020
A man remained hospitalized with serious, though non-life threatening, injuries after a crash on Yoakum Parkway yesterday, according to police.
The 300 block of Yoakum Parkway was closed in both directions around 5 p.m. yesterday (Monday), up to Stevenson Avenue, police tweeted. An adult male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle, police spokesman Lt. Courtney Ballantine told ALXnow, with serious but life-threatening injuries that left him hospitalized.
Yoakum Parkway is a popular thoroughfare near Landmark Mall, connecting several residential communities to Edsall Road and the Beltway.
Ballantine said the crash is still being investigated by the police department’s crash team because of the seriousness of the incident.
Photo via Google Maps
A car has crashed and overturned on W. Braddock Road at the intersection with N. Quaker Lane, near the Bradlee Shopping Center and Episcopal High School.
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on the west side of the busy intersection. Eastbound Braddock was briefly shut down to traffic, but two lanes have since reopened.
It was not immediately clear how the crash happened. It left heaps of shattered glass and orange juice splattered across the street, and also reportedly damaged a guide wire for a nearby utility pole.
No serious injuries were reported, according to police on the scene.