Northbound G.W. Parkway reopened near Rosslyn

6:24 p.m. Update:

The lanes reopened shortly before 6:20 p.m., according to police. Delays are likely to linger, so expect major headaches if you’re heading that way. In addition, watch for backups on nearby stretches of the Capital Beltway.

Earlier:

U.S. Park Police shut down the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway during Thursday’s evening commute after a car went over a guard rail north of Rossyln, officials said.

The accident happened near the overlook just north of Spout Run Parkway at about 5 p.m., officials said.  There was no immediate information about injuries. Police were investigating the incident.

Further details may follow.

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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