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Accident Blocking Lanes on Beltway in VA

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There was a serious fatal accident on the Outer Loop of the Beltway near Alexandria.

At 6 a.m. the main lanes were blocked by police near Exit 174 at the Eisenhower Avenue Connector.

Virginia State police said the accident happened around 2:49 a.m.

Traffic was being diverted early Saturday, but all lanes were open as of 8 a.m.

In Maryland, an accident that was blocking lanes on I-270 near Shady Grove.

A vehicle crashed into the median there, and the local lanes were blocked.  The accident was cleared before 8 a.m., but southbound traffic on the roadway was moving slowly.

Check back for more updates as they become available.

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