Industrial Accident Closes Washington St. in Alexandria

WASHINGTON — A portion of North Washington Street between Pendleton and Madison streets in Alexandria, Virginia, is closed Wednesday morning as police investigate an industrial accident on Wythe Street.

The 700 block of Wythe Street remains closed.

Alexandria police have tweeted that a number of traffic signals are out. Drivers are urged to treat those lights as four-way stop signs.

Police say one person has been burned by electricity in the accident and has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Washington Street eventually turns into the George Washington Parkway, a major commuter route into D.C.

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