Third Street Tunnel reopened
9:17 A.M. UPDATE:The potential jumper is in police custody, and the tunnel and Mass. Ave are in the process of being re-opened. Residual backups may still be present around New York Ave. and H Street.
9 A.M. UPDATE:
The Third Street Tunnel remains closed between New York and Massachusetts avenues, while H Street is still blocked heading west at N. Capitol Street. D.C. Fire and EMS just Tweeted that police are currently speaking to the person threatening to jump.
8:45 A.M. UPDATE:
-- D.C. Fire and EMS just Tweeted that the impacted area is going to spread, because H Street and Massachusetts Avenue are blocked in that vicinity. AlertDC just reported that H Street is closed westbound at N. Capitol Street.
The Third Street Tunnel/I-395 between New York and Massachusetts avenues is blocked due to police activity. This stems from a man potentially threatening to jump from the overpass at Second Street and Massachussetts Avenue.
The police are blocking southbound I-395 at New York Avenue and forcing northbound traffic to exit at Massachusetts Avenue. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Avenue is closed between Second and H streets (the part that passes over the tunnel).
Expect big, big delays and issues all around the area where Massachusetts Avenue passes over I-395. Try to head north (to New York Avenue, which will be crowded) or south (perhaps as far south as Constitution Avenue), and divert as early as you can because the backups will start to build up.
Additionally, if you're taking roads that head towards this -- especially roadways prone to congestion in the morning, like New York Avenue inbound from Maryland and I-395 North from Virginia -- expect big backups and delays.
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