Updated at 7:47 p.m.
The southbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway reopened about 7:20 p.m., police officials said. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Updated at 7:07 p.m.
Four hours after a three-vehicle crash on the George Washington Parkway injured three people, the parkway’s southbound lanes were still closed between VA-123 and the Spout Run Parkway at 7 p.m., authorities said.
One of those injured was flown to a hospital with serious injuries, said Lt. Richard Butler, a U.s. Park Police spokesman. The other two people were sent to hospitals with less severe injuries, he said.
The collisions happened at about 3 p.m. near the second overlook, just north of Spout Run, Butler said. One vehicle overturned and a second careened into the trees, Butler said.
Police closed both northbound and southbound lanes as they flew out the injured and investigated the crash. But the northbound lanes reopened by about 4:30 p.m., Butler said. Police continue to investigate in the southbound lanes as of 7 p.m.
Updated at 5:18 p.m.
All southbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway continue to be diverted onto VA-123.
Updated at 3:27 p.m.
Northbound lanes have reopened to traffic, but southbound lanes remain blocked after an injury accident earlier this afternoon.
FYI for DC folks: The GW Parkway North *and* South a complete mess.
— Bethanne Patrick (@JustBethanne) August 25, 2014
And it took 2.5 hours to get back from harpers ferry. Thanks GW parkway!
— beth b. (@tigerflight) August 25, 2014
All lanes on the George Washington Parkway were closed after a crash this afternoon north of the Spout Run Parkway interchange.
The crash occurred in the southbound lanes, but lanes were blocked in both directions. Southbound traffic was being diverted onto VA-123 and northbound traffic was being diverted onto Spout Run Parkway.
— BADGE-258 (@CAPT258) August 25, 2014