Prince William Co. crash involving car carrier delayed morning commuters

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It appears at least one automobile fell from the car carrier involved in Wednesday morning’s crash in Gainesville, Virginia, on northbound Lee Highway (Route 29) near Somerset Crossing Drive. (Courtesy WTOP listener Ray B.)

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A closer look at the scene of Wednesday morning's traffic crash involving a car carrier in the northbound lanes Lee Highway (Route 29) at Somerset Crossing Drive in Gainesville, Virginia. (Courtesy WTOP listener Ray B.)
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Another look at the scene of Wednesday morning’s crash in Gainesville, Virginia. It involved a car carrier in the northbound lanes Lee Highway (Route 29) at Somerset Crossing Drive. (Courtesy WTOP listener Ray B.)

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A crash involving a car carrier in Gainesville, Virginia, caused headaches for Wednesday morning commuters.

The incident happened in the northbound lanes of Lee Highway (Route 29) near the intersection of Somerset Crossing Drive shortly before 6:40 a.m., according to the WTOP Traffic Center.

Drivers were told to find an alternate route by Prince William County police.

Lanes in both directions of Lee Highway at Somerset Crossing Drive were closed in both directions for about an hour.

As of 10:55 a.m, all northbound lanes on Lee Highway near the scene were open to traffic, following hours with police direction.

At least one automobile seems to have fallen from the car carrier involved in the crash.

There’s no word on any injuries or charges.

A map of the scene is below.

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