(Updated at 3:30 p.m.) Drivers trying to get from Southeast Freeway to I-295 this morning are facing long delays after a dump truck fell onto its side.
The vehicle hauling a load of dirt overturned on the 11th Street Bridge outbound ramp to southbound I-295 before 8 a.m., police said. With the ramp completely blocked, traffic backed up for two miles, according to transit officials. The ramp reopened about 8:30 a.m.
Traffic on I-295 in both directions remains heavy around the 11th Street Bridge “due to rubber necking,” police said.
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) March 23, 2015
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Heavy Volume remains North & South bound 295 due to rubber necking from earlier over turned dump truck
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) March 23, 2015
Vehicle Crash. I-295 SB at 11th St Bridge, SE, Wash, DC. All lns blkd on ramp to I-295 SB from 11th Street Bridge. Delays appx 2 mi.
— MATOC Alerts (@MATOC) March 23, 2015
It was not immediately known if anyone was injured.
The crash scene was fully cleared by 2:30 p.m., police said in an update.