Wall Collapse Closes Roads in Arlington

Monday, Aug 8, 2011  |  Updated 6:02 PM EDT
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A sinkhole has Clarendon Blvd. closed at Ode Street in Arlington, Virginia. A retaining wall at a construction site failed and caused a landslide into a pit there are two residential buildings and a parking lot close to the hole. The apartment buildings have been evacuated. Arlington County has a structural engineer coming to check the area.  Clarendon blvd. will be shut down for the foreseeable future Clarendon blvd is shutdown from Pierce Street all the way into Rosslyn.

A sinkhole has Clarendon Blvd. closed at Ode Street in Arlington, Virginia. A retaining wall at a construction site failed and caused a landslide into a pit there are two residential buildings and a parking lot close to the hole. The apartment buildings have been evacuated. Arlington County has a structural engineer coming to check the area. Clarendon blvd. will be shut down for the foreseeable future Clarendon blvd is shutdown from Pierce Street all the way into Rosslyn.

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A sinkhole has Clarendon Boulevard closed at Ode Street in Arlington, Virginia on Monday morning.

A retaining wall at a construction site failed and caused a landslide into a pit. There are two residential buildings and a parking lot close to the hole. The apartment buildings have been evacuated.

Arlington County sent a structural engineer to check the area. Clarendon Boulevard and North 16 the Road are shutdown from North Pierce Street to North Oak Street. They will remain closed through the morning rush.

Motorists should use Lee Highway or Arlington Boulevard instead.

Congestion Monday evening was lighter than expected, Arlington County reported before 6 p.m.

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