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Tree Blocks GW Parkway

9:15 A.M.: The tree was cleared just before 9 a.m., the Park Police reported The roadway is cleared in both directions, but there is likely going to be slow-moving traffic on the northbound side for now.

7:50 A.M. UPDATE: The fallen tree is blocking the northbound lanes of the GW Parkway at route 123. Southbound lanes are open. The U.S. Park Police reported that the tree fell on the parkway north of Turkey Run at approximately 6:15 a.m., and either two or three cars were struck by the tree and related debris (no injuries were reported). Officials and park service maintenance crews are on the scene trying to remove the tree.

ORIGINAL POST: A fallen tree is blocking George Washington Parkway at Route 123/Chain Bridge Road, possibly in both directions. The tree is believed to have fallen on the northbound side of the parkway.

By Mark Berman  |  November 24, 2009; 7:33 AM ET
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I was stuck in the traffic jam early this morning about 200 feet away from the accident. The fallen tree was massive and I thank GOD that no one was injured or killed. Special thanks to the park police and fire department that responded to this incident.

Posted by: mega_byte | November 24, 2009 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Am surprised that this is not a bigger story?

Posted by: Axel2 | November 24, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

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