Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Road closes at Church Street for an hour and a half after driver appears to have medical emergency.
Update 3:41 p.m.: Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a three-car accident on Jermantown Road. The accident appears to be the result of a medical emergency, City of Fairfax Police Sgt. Joe Johnson told Patch. A driver of one of the vehicles was traveling on Jermantown Road when a medical emergency is believed to have occurred, Johnson said. The car crossed the yellow line and struck an oncoming vehicle, before continuing down the road and hitting another. Two drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment. The third driver was able to drive away from the accident after giving information about the wreck, Johnson said. The road reopened after an hour and a half of investigation, Johnson said. Patch will provide…
Friday, November 9, 2012
One lane closed leaving Fairfax City for much of Saturday morning
Drivers should avoid Arlingtoun Boulevard (Route 50) on Saturday between Prosperty Drive and Stonehurst Drive, as crews shut down one of the right westbound lanes for milling and paving work. The closure is in effect from 4 a.m. to noon Saturday. "Electronic message signs are in place today to notify drivers, and police will be on site during the closure," according to an alert from the City of Fairfax.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
City of Fairfax Fire Department says issue underground in a vault cause road closure.
The separation of a high pressure gas line at a joint underneath Chain Bridge Road was the cause of a gas leak Friday that shut down the road in Fairfax City for about 40 minutes. City of Fairfax Fire Department Chief Dave Rohr said in an email to Patch the department and a backup unit from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to the leak around 11 a.m. Friday at Orchard Street and Chain Bridge Road. "The leak was the result of a high pressure gas line separating at a joint underground in a vault," Rohr said. The closure of Chain Bridge Road between Fairfax Boulevard and Eaton Place -- which lasted for 40 minutes -- was "for safety purposes," Rohr said. The Shell gas station was also temporarily closed during the leak, …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Northbound and southbound was closed between Fairfax Boulevard and Eaton Place
Update: The road has reopened and the detour has been lifted, according to an alert sent by the City of Fairfax. Original: A gas leak has closed Chain Bridge Road in both directions Friday morning. The road is closed between Fairfax Boulevard and Eaton Place until further notice, according to an alert sent by the City of Fairfax. It's not clear what caused the gas leak, nor when the road will be opened. A detour is being set up for drivers, according to the by the City of Fairfax alert. Patch will update this story as soon as more information becomes available.