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.