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Make Way for Baby: Mom Delivers in I-66 Work Zone

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NBC 5

Hospital or interstate -- this baby wasn't going to wait.

A woman gave birth on Interstate 66 near the Route 50 interchange in Fairfax County, Virginia, early Sunday morning.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said a car with two people inside pulled into a work zone in the westbound lanes of I-66 about 5 a.m.

"Not sleepy, distracted, or drunk, but safely & causing no harm. The car went from HOV-2 to HOV-3 when Mom gave birth," VDOT tweeted.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue workers arrived to find the child had already been born. They took the mother and baby to a hospital.

A spokesperson for VDOT said they don't know who the mother is, but they would like to find out to give her "custom VDOT baby clothes."

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