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Posted at 2:25 PM ET, 06/ 2/2010

DMV building in SW reopens entrance

By Washington Post editors

Update: 2:30 p.m.

The district's department of motor vehicles Southwest Service Center building at 95 M st. SW closed one of its public entrances early Wednesday afternoon when pieces of concrete began falling off the facade, a city spokeswoman said.

Customers were temporarily directed away from the M street entrance, where the debris fell, said Kate Stanton. She said the entrance was reopened in a short time, after the situation was deemed safe, and operations went back to normal

-- Michael Ruane

Earlier post:

A D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles branch at 95 M St. SW has been closed is temporarily directing customers away from the M Street entrance because of possible structural issues after concrete fell from the roof of the building shortly before 2 p.m., according to the D.C. fire department.

A building inspector has been notified and was expected to arrive on the scene, officials said.

-- Theola Labbe-Debose

By Washington Post editors  | June 2, 2010; 2:25 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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