Capital Beltway (I-495)

Beltway Lanes in Northern Virginia Reopen After Shutting Down Due to Ice: Officials

Interstate 495 northbound lanes were shut down near the George Washington Parkway


Traffic on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia was stopped during rush hour Thursday morning because of ice, officials said.

All northbound lanes of Interstate 495 were shut down near George Washington Parkway while crews worked to clear ice, the Virginia Department of Transportation's Northern Virginia division said at 6:45 a.m.

All lanes were treated and have reopened, according to VDOT.

Traffic was diverted onto GW Parkway, our news partners at WTOP reported.

Backups were reported through the Tysons and McLean areas, and stretched for miles.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.

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