Outer Loop clears, delays remain after police pursuit on Wilson Bridge

Traffic is flowing again on the Capital Beltway’s Outer Loop after a Fairfax County, Virginia, police pursuit of a robbery suspect ended on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Police were dispatched for a robbery near Rhoden Court and Backlick Road in Springfield around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, the police department said.

Officers spotted a vehicle matching a description and followed it. A short pursuit ended along the right side of the bridge. It is unclear what happened after police stopped the vehicle.

The WTOP Traffic Center reports all lanes of the I-495/Beltway Outer Loop reopened around 3:30 p.m. following a police investigation. For the latest road and traffic conditions, see WTOP’s traffic page or listen to updates every 10 minutes online or on the air at 103.5 FM.

Below is a map of the area:

Jessica Kronzer

Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

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