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Leesburg Pike eastbound reopens

Update (9 a.m.): The accident on Leesburg Pike eastbound has been cleared. Expect delays to continue. Volume throughout the area remains heavy.

Update (8:40 a.m.): One lane now gets by on Leesburg Pike eastbound. Expect delays to continue. Volume throughout the area remains heavy.

Update (8:30 a.m.): Television reports are showing that some of the cars involved in the accident are being transported from the scene on Leesburg Pike at Colvin Run Road, but the eastbound lanes remain closed.

Update (8:15 a.m.): Delays continue throughout the area.

A photo of the accident scene is available here.

Update (8 a.m.): Serious delays continue. Dulles Toll Road appears to be a preferable alternate to the Georgetown Pike.

Update (7:47 a.m.): Serious delays are building on Leesburg Pike all the way back to the Farifax County Parkway. The best route appears to be to divert at the parkway and take the Dulles Toll Road as an alternate.

Update (7:35 a.m.): Television reports show four cars involved in the accident. One is on its roof, another is on its side.

A multi-car accident on Leesburg Pike at Colvin Run has closed eastbound lanes. Television reports show a serious accident with significant damage. According to Trafficland, motorists must exit or turn around. Avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

By Michael Bolden  |  December 16, 2009; 7:27 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  
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I live very close to this accident and the traffic reports on the accident location are unspecific at best. Route 7 has TWO intersections with Colvin Run Rd, usually referred to as Colvin Run Rd west and Colvin Run Rd east. This accident is east of the east intersection with Colvin Run Rd. I called WTOP earlier asking Bill Michaels and Lisa Baden to clarify location. Bottom line, the location of the accident is at the worst spot as far as alternate routes go; there are few roads that span the Difficult Run which is just east of the accident scene so there are no side streets to use as alternates. From north to south, the closest parallel routes are Georgetown Pike, Browns Mill Rd, and the Toll Rd.

Posted by: xyv1027 | December 16, 2009 8:05 AM | Report abuse

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