• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

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  • Lane Closures for Bridge Inspections

    Workers will close lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway while they inspect the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge on October 20 and the Metro bridge near I-395 on October 23. All lanes will be open during morning and afternoon rush hours. More »

  • Multiple Closures during Marathon on Sunday, October 26th

    Please visit the "Closures & Construction" page for more detailed information and for a list of alternate routes for the G.W. Parkway northbound from Rt. 50 to Rt. 123. More »

Current Conditions

Last updated 4/30/2014 at 2:40 pm

 

Two to four inches of rain has fallen today across the Washington metropolitan area. Forecasts call for additional rain throughout the afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for this area. Streams throughout the metro area are out of their banks and still rising, and numerous roads are reported closed. The Potomac River is expected to reach flood stage Friday morning.

The ramp from VA-27 (Washington Blvd) north to US-50 west that bypasses Memorial Circle by passing under Memorial Bridge is closed. Drivers can still reach US-50 west from the northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway and VA-27 north via Memorial Circle.

Please be careful while driving. Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice: turn around... dont drown.

 

Reporting Hazards or Incidents

Life-threatening Emergencies: 9-1-1 or 202-610-7500 (US Park Police Emergency Dispatch)

Non-emergencies/Hazards: 202-610-7505 (US Park Police Dispatch)

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