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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 08/22/2011

All lanes of Leesburg Pike are open

[This post has been updated: 7:42 p.m.]

All lanes of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) near the intersection with I-495 North were reopened early Monday night, after they were blocked by fallen crane equipment, authorities said. No one was injured in the incident.


All lanes of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) west remain blocked by fallen crane equipment, according to Virginia transportation officials.

Delays may remain for several hours, officials said.

No one was injured when the crane laid down its boom, a spokeswoman said. Two other cranes on the scene were being used to remove the damaged equipment, which is being cut into sections. Construction crews and Fairfax police are on site.

Traffic is being detoured from Leesburg Pike to Interstate 495 north. Drivers on the Beltway who want to exit at Leesburg Pike west (Exit 47A) should the Chain Bridge Road south exit (46A) to access Tysons Corner.

Drivers on Leesburg Pike east heading to 495 north should use International Drive to Chain Bridge Road north to 495 north.

Fairfax Connector officials warned that the accident will delay several bus routes, including 401, 402, 425, 427 and 574.

By Washington Post Staff  |  04:50 PM ET, 08/22/2011

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