Falling sign causes delays on Southeast Freeway


WASHINGTON — A sign coming off of its post above the westbound Southeast Freeway/Interstate 695 in D.C. caused delays Tuesday morning as commuters snapped photos and transportation crews responded to the scene.

The green I-395 South to Richmond sign above the freeway at the 3rd Street Tunnel was falling off and precariously hanging above the road.

A panel of the sign designating the lanes for the upcoming exit had become detached.

The District Department of Transportation responded to the scene after 7 a.m.

Crews blocked the center lane of the road in order to fix the sign. It was fixed by 9:35 a.m.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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