Updated at 8:05 a.m.
Rock Creek Parkway has reopened for southbound traffic after being closed earlier Thursday.
The roadway was closed between Connecticut Avenue/Calvert Street NW and Virginia Avenue NW after a car went into the water.
In a twitter message that was posted shortly after 8 a.m., the U.S. Park Police said “Rock Creek Parkway has been opened for South bound traffic only – morning traffic change in effect.”
Original post at 5:55 a.m.
Rock Creek Parkway is closed in both directions Thursday between Connecticut Avenue/Calvert Street NW and Virginia Avenue NW after a car went into the water. The closure is expected to last into the morning rush hour.
Just before 6 a.m., U.S. Park Police said crews were working to try to figure out what happened.
Sgt. Lelani Woods, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police, said the initial investigation showed that a vehicle was traveling south on the parkway around 2 a.m. and crossed over into the northbound lane, went off the road, and into the water.
She said a man and woman were inside the vehicle at the time. Both were transported to area hospitals. She said the woman was listed in serious condition and she did not have immediate information on the condition of the man.
Rock Creek Parkway closed from Connecticut Ave to Virginia after car goes into creek 2 rescued pic.twitter.com/V3XA5l3QPv
— Armando Trull (@trulldc) May 22, 2014
Rock Creek Parkway closed in BOTH directions between Calvert St and Virginia Ave. Going to be a tough rush hour. pic.twitter.com/GPwGWWvD3u
— Megan McGrath (@MeganMcGrath4) May 22, 2014
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) May 22, 2014
— Kristi King (@kingWTOP) May 22, 2014
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