Downed tree blocks northbound lanes on GW Parkway

Updated at 3:46 p.m.

The northbound lanes have reopened.

Updated at 2:18 p.m.

U.S. Park Police said a tree fell and blocked northbound lanes on the George Washington Memorial Parkway Friday afternoon.

Authorities said the tree fell south of the Virginia State Route 123 interchange around 12:50 p.m.

Northbound traffic was being diverted onto Spout Run Parkway. Officials urged drivers to seek alternate routes.

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Victoria St. Martin covers breaking news and Prince William County for The Post's Local desk.
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