Roads near collapsed building have reopened

May 3

The streets around the building that collapsed in downtown Washington Friday have now reopened, according to D.C. police.

The Metropolitan Police Department reported Saturday that streets near the Mount Vernon Square building that came down, and damaged two others in the process, are now open again. Those streets include:

— K and L streets NW between 4th and 5th streets NW;

— 5th Street between L Street and Massachusetts Avenue;

— and the 900 block of K St NW.

K Street NW, between 4th and 6th streets NW, was still using a single lane in both directions Saturday, according to police.

The streets were closed Friday after the collapse in the 400 block of K Street NW. Nobody was seriously hurt, and the cause of the collapse is unclear. One of the buildings that sustained damage was the Cloakroom Gentleman’s Club.

K Street between 4th and 7th is a heavily trafficked road between Massachusetts and New York avenues near I-395. The closures created traffic tie-ups during Friday rush hour as crews searched through debris after the collapse.

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