GW Southbound Opens for Traffic After Sinkhole - NBC4 Washington

GW Southbound Opens for Traffic After Sinkhole



    Motorcade, Sinkhole Shut Down D.C. Rush Hour

    News4's Adam Tuss reports live from GW Parkway, where crews worked for hours to fix a sinkhole, while the president's motorcade shut down GW Parkway in the opposite direction as well as the Key Bridge. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014)

    A sinkhole on southbound GW Parkway paired with a presidential motorcade in the opposite direction halted rush hour traffic in the D.C. area Tuesday.

    The sinkhole was reported Monday following a crash, and closed the southbound lanes for hours. The road reopened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

    Several hours earlier though, the president's motorcade shut down the northbound lanes of GW to go southbound back to the White House. The 30-minute plus road closure also included the entirety of the Key Bridge.

    The motorcade finally passed over the Key Bridge just before 6 p.m.

    U.S. Park Police officers discovered the sinkhole shortly before 7 p.m. Monday when they came upon a four-vehicle crash on the parkway. The vehicles had avoided the sinkhole.