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Traffic Alert: Delays on S Van Dorn St. in Alexandria

Update, 10:45 a.m.: One lane of South Van Dorn Street is now open in both directions.

Original post, 8:25 a.m.: A water main break has closed South Van Dorn Street in both directions at Vine Street in Alexandria. Authorities say it is unclear how long the road will be closed. Reports say the road has buckled in the area.

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By Washington Post Editors  |  July 13, 2009; 8:25 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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Of all the terrible places for this to happen...the Vine Street intersection is on the hill where Van Dorn passes under the Beltway. With the Eisenhower Connector closed, the prime detour is unavailable, so you have to use either I-395 or Telegraph Road to get back and forth for now. Ugh.

Posted by: 1995hoo | July 13, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

This is so irritating. The Van Dorn exit is already terrible, as is the Telegraph Rd exit- and since the Eisenhower exit (174) is closed, you have to use them. Can't VDOT do anything right?

It took me two lights to get through the S. Van Dorn exit light tonight. It's down to one lane and everyone has to merge left. People blocked the intersection; it was a nightmare.

Posted by: annoyedVAdriver | July 13, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

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