Route 1 in Crystal City reopens after RV fire


An RV fire Tuesday morning prompted lane closures on Route 1 in the Crystal City area of Arlington. (Photo courtesy of William Young)

 Updated at 10:30 a.m.

All lanes of Route 1 southbound in Crystal City have reopened after an earlier fire involving an RV caused it to be shutdown near 15th Street, police said.

Original post at 9:20 a.m.

Drivers should expect delays because of a fire involving an RV on Route 1 at 15th Street in Crystal City, police said.

Route 1 southbound lanes are closed and drivers are advised to avoid the area. Route 1 southbound is expected to be closed for another 30 to 40 minutes, police said, as crews work to clear the RV from the roadway.

The incident was reported just before 9 a.m. and is causing what police said is a “severe traffic disruption.” No one was injured.


An RV fire Tuesday morning prompted lane closures on Route 1 in the Crystal City area of Arlington. (Photo courtesy of William Young)

 

 

 

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Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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