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13th and I NW reopening

10 a.m. Update: The suspicious package was a container of clothing chained to a tree, according to emergency officials. Streets are currently reopening.

9:10 a.m. Update: D.C. emergency officials report that Franklin Park is the focus of the investigation. Expect traffic isses issues on 13th and 14th streets and I and K streets.

A suspicious package at 13th and I streets NW has prompted street closures throughout the area. Traffic cameras show police have blocked off a portion of 13th. Drivers should expect delays in the area.

Update: The District Department of Transportation also reports that inbound Canal Round between Clark Place and Reservoir Road is closed due to a downed tree. Traffic is being diverted to Reservoir Road.

By Michael Bolden  | August 10, 2010; 9:02 AM ET
Categories:  Commuting, Driving  
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It would be nice to know what all of these so-called "suspicious packages" turn out to be. Are they actually suspicious or is some bureaucrat just overreacting to somebody's lunch bag?

Posted by: jiji1 | August 10, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Franklin Park is full of homeless men so I suspect the container belonged to one of them.

Posted by: buffysummers | August 10, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

The container was a briefcase. It was chained and padlocked to a bench, not a tree.

Posted by: bluestripes1945 | August 11, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

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