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Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/15/2011

3rd street tunnel reopens after D.C. police clear suspicious vehicle

Update, 10:04 a.m.:

The 3rd Street tunnel has completely reopened after D.C. police cleared a suspicious vehicle that blocked the northbound side of the tunnel this morning, reports DDOT.

Original post:

The northbound side of the 3rd Street tunnel is closed this morning as D.C. police investigate a suspicious vehicle, authorities reported.

About 8:30 a.m. an unattended dump truck was discovered inside the tunnel. Any vehicle left unattended is considered “suspicious,” said a police spokesman.

Northbound lanes are closed to traffic indefinitely until police can clear the truck. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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