Tree falls and shuts down Spout Run Parkway ramp

Update: Authorities cleared the tree and reopened the George Washington Parkway about 5:45 p.m.

A tree fell along Spout Run Parkway Monday afternoon and forced U.S. Park Police to close the entrance ramp to southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway, officials said.

Authorities started detouring drivers at Lorcum Lane after the tree collapsed about 4:30 p.m.  No injuries were reported.

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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