Reston Parkway Re-Opened After Gas Line Break Stops Traffic Thursday

by Karen Goff March 3, 2016 at 5:30 pm 8 Comments

Reston Parkway at Glade Drive

Update, 5:30 p.m. – Fairfax County Police have re-opened Reston Parkway and Fox Mill Roads in all directions. However, traffic will likely be impacted throughout rush hour.

Update, 4 p.m. — The roads are still closed heading into rush hour. If you are planning to head that way, use Fairfax County Parkway or other routes as an alternative.

Reston Parkway is blocked in both directions from Glade Drive to Fox Mill Road as of 1:15 p.m. Thursday due to emergency repair of a gas line.

Fairfax County Police said construction crews hit a four-inch gas line on Fox Mill near Reston Parkway just before 1 p.m. Crews are working to repair the leak, but it may take more than an hour.

Westbound Fox Mill also closed until the leak is repaired, police said.


  • p_m

    My husband just said NB is closed too. He could not turn onto Reston Pkwy from Lawyers. Had to detour straight on Lawyers and then to Soapstone.

    • p_m

      Actually he was on McLearen Road (near Giant…Southview Church)

  • cRAzy

    At 3:55PM, Reston Pkwy still closed between South Lakes Drive and Fox Mill/Lawyers, including access for side roads. Police & Fire HAZMAT trucks on the scene still. FCPD tweet a few minutes earlier said likely closed for another hour (about 5PM).

  • AllisonD

    Majoring delaying buses too

  • Nyla J.

    Parked on Reston Parkway near Sunrise Valley at 5:25. I imagine this means the road is still closed.

  • 1500 AM WJSV

    Lesson to always call 811 before digging anywhere!

    • austin ingerson

      Your a chode ⬆

  • Robert Pew

    It would be interesting to know what company the construction workers were working for. How could anyone not know that a major gas line crosses in that area?


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