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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Canal Road reopens after rock slide

By Washington Post Editors

5:12 p.m. Update: DDOT says one outbound lane of Canal Road is now open between Foxhall Road and Clark Place.

3:45 p.m. Update: Canal Road between Reservoir Road and Foxhall Road may remain closed into the evening rush due to this morning's rock slide.

DDOT says engineers remain concerned about the stability of an adjacent hill due to today's rain, and that when the road reopens the north side curb lane will remain closed, with only one lane for outbound traffic between Foxhall and Clark Place. Friday commuters may have only one lane inbound in that stretch.

Drivers may encounter huge delays until the problem is resolved.

3:34 p.m. Update: DDOT says Canal Road may remain closed for another two to three hours. One lane may remain closed due to lingering concerns about the hill.

Original post: Canal Road in Northwest Washington is closed at Clark Place while crews stabilize an adjacent hill due to a mudslide that occurred earlier this morning.

The District Department of Transportation says the work -- being performed by DDOT and the National Park Service -- may take up to three hours.

During the morning commute, a portion of the hill slid onto the road, restricting travel through the area.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 10, 2011; 11:17 AM ET
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