GW Southbound Opens for Traffic After Sinkhole - NBC4 Washington

GW Southbound Opens for Traffic After Sinkhole

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    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.