Southbound I-395 in Alexandria reopens after crash

The southbound lanes of Interstate 395 in Alexandria, Virginia, were blocked after a serious crash involving a truck and several other vehicles Monday afternoon.
The southbound lanes of Interstate 395 in Alexandria, Virginia, were blocked after a serious crash involving a truck and several other vehicles Monday afternoon. (Courtesy Virginia Department of)
The crash, which happened about 1:15 p.m. near Duke Street/Virginia 236, involved a dump truck and several other vehicles and blocked all southbound lanes for about 45 minutes.
The crash, which happened about 1:15 p.m. near Duke Street/Va. 236, involved a dump truck and several other vehicles, and blocked all southbound lanes for about 45 minutes. (Courtesy Arlington County Fire D)
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The southbound lanes of Interstate 395 in Alexandria, Virginia, were blocked after a serious crash involving a truck and several other vehicles Monday afternoon.
The crash, which happened about 1:15 p.m. near Duke Street/Virginia 236, involved a dump truck and several other vehicles and blocked all southbound lanes for about 45 minutes.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 395 in Alexandria, Virginia, reopened Monday afternoon after a serious crash earlier briefly blocked all lanes.

The crash, which happened about 1:15 p.m. near Duke Street/Va. 236, involved a dump truck and several other vehicles, and blocked all southbound lanes for about 45 minutes.

Shortly after 2 p.m., two lanes had reopened and bumper-to-bumper traffic was inching past the scene of the crash under police direction.

By 3 p.m., authorities had cleared the crash and all lanes had reopened with some delays persisting.

The crash spurred a large police response. Traffic camera footage showed a dump truck sideways on the road and another vehicle overturned completely.

At least one person was trapped in one of the vehicles and had to be freed by firefighters.

Alexandria firefighters took several patients to the hospital. Their conditions are unclear.

At one point, the crash led authorities to briefly divert all southbound I-395 traffic from D.C. to Springfield onto King Street, but that is no longer the case.

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