Southbound I-395 snarled in D.C.

May 13, 2013

5:01 p.m. update: And now Maine Avenue has reopened, according to police.

4:44 p.m. update: I-395 has fully reopened, but Maine Avenue is now blocked, police report. Again, watch for lingering delays.

4:37 p.m. update: I-395 has partially reopened in D.C., according to police. However, heavy delays remain approaching this spot, so try to avoid the area. Original post:

A tour bus caught fire Monday afternoon and forced authorities to shut down a portion of Interstate 395 at the start of the evening commute.

Firefighters responded to the fire on southbound I-395, near the 12th Street exit, about 3:45 p.m., officials said. No injuries were reported immediately.

The incident closed all southbound lanes of traffic, D.C. police officials said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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