Updated at 10:49 a.m.
Canal Road in Northwest Washington will be closed for at least one week, officials said, as crews work to replace damages from Monday’s heavy rains and floods.
The road will be closed from Reservoir and Foxhall roads until the repairs are done.
Transportation officials said there was “structural damage” from Monday’s flood that “created a hazard for residents and commuters causing the road to be closed again” on Wednesday.
A full inspection was done, and D.C. Department of Transportation officials said “emergency repairs are necessary” and should take about a week. But the agency warned that “additional work may be necessary for the long-term stability of the roadway.”
Original post at 6:40 a.m.
Four days after heavy floods hit the D.C. region, Canal Road in Northwest Washington remains closed, as crews work to repair major damage to the road.
The road is closed in both directions just south of Reservoir Road NW. Inbound traffic is being diverted to Reservoir Road.
On Monday, some drivers along Canal Road had to abandon their vehicles by climbing from windows and sunroofs to safety as floodwaters rose to dangerous levels.
Roughly four inches of rain fell in about an hour in parts of the region. Roads washed away, baseball fields and basements were flooded, and flash floods hit the area.