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Multi-vehicle crash at GW Parkway blocks up Beltway in McLean

After a multi-vehicle crash at the George Washington Parkway, traffic backups on I-495 extend past Lewinsville Road (via VDOT)

One person got trapped and needed to be extracted from a vehicle in a crash on the Capital Beltway (I-495) in McLean this morning (Tuesday).

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reported at 9:05 a.m. that it had units on the scene of the multi-vehicle crash on northbound I-495 at the George Washington Memorial Parkway interchange.

“Occupant being evaluated by EMS. Only one lane open on I495 NB. Expect delays,” the department tweeted.

As of 9:25 a.m., traffic backups extend nearly 7 miles, almost to the I-66 interchange in Dunn Loring, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s traffic cameras.