Traffic Alert: Georgetown Pike closed after crash takes down wires

Georgetown Pike has been closed due to downed wires after a vehicle crash (via Dominion Energy)

Updated at 5:50 p.m.Georgetown Pike has now reopened, Fairfax County police say.

Earlier: Georgetown Pike has been closed in both directions near Old Dominion Drive in Great Falls in the wake of a vehicle crash.

“Wires are in the roadway and Virginia Power Company is on the scene,” the Fairfax County Police Department said at 9:07 a.m. “Avoid the area if possible.”

The closure extends to the River Bend Road intersection, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s traffic camera site, which advises that drivers should expect delays

The impact of the downed wires appears to be relatively limited, causing a power outage for just 39 customers, according to Dominion Energy’s outage map.

“A truck hit a utility pole bringing wires down,” Dominion Energy spokesperson Peggy Fox said. “We were able to restore power to most customers with switching, but 21 customers will remain without power while repairs are done.”

The utility company’s estimated time of restoration for those remaining customers is 1 p.m., Fox said.

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