(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.

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.


Metrobus crash near Union Station on 11/6/14 (photo via MPD)(Updated at 5:35 p.m.) Two city buses crashed near Union Station before rush hour today (Thursday).

An 80 Metrobus rear-ended a D6 Metrobus near the intersection of N. Capitol Street and H Street NE, according to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel. Traffic was initially disrupted in both directions on N. Capitol Street due to the emergency response. Northbound lanes of N. Capitol between G and H streets were blocked as of 4:15 p.m., police said.

Eleven people are claiming injuries as a result of the crash, Stessel said. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening, but the Washington Post reports that one person was in “serious condition.”

As of 5:30 p.m., the accident had been cleared and lanes were back open.

Photo via MPD


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