Photo by PoPville flickr user and Petworth resident Wayan Vota
“Seems an oil slick down southbound New Hampshire Ave NW made a slip-slide for cars approaching Grant Circle. Three accidents later, DCPD has closed off the Circle to clean off the oil.
Expect a traffic jam on surrounding side streets as drivers look for alternate routes this evening.”
“All traffic approaching Grant Circle NW, will be shut until further notice; this will include northbound and southbound traffic towards the Circle; from Illinois Ave, 5th Street and Varnum Street, NW. This is an oil spill from a tanker truck. DCFD and DDOT are attempting to clean-up. We will advise the community when traffic re-opens”
Update 9:05pm: Grant Circle reopened to traffic.