Gas main break repairs concluded on Canal Road, Whitehurst Freeway — for now

A gas main break at Whitehurst Freeway and Canal Road in D.C. tied up traffic for much of the day Monday.

Inbound lanes of Canal Road to Georgetown and downtown D.C., as well as outbound lanes on the freeway, were backed up for miles on Monday morning while Washington Gas worked to repair the break. Inbound drivers were funneled into a single lane past the work zone while all outbound traffic on the freeway was diverted toward Key Bridge.

As of 4:15 p.m., drivers could turn left onto outbound Canal Road. At about 4:45, the D.C. police said via Twitter that normal traffic had resumed in all directions. However, Washington Gas said they’d be back at work on the intersection at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

For the latest road and traffic conditions, see WTOP’s traffic page.

WTOP’s Rick Massimo and Dave Dildine contributed to this report.

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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