LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Traffic was snarled along Constitution Avenue in northwest Washington for a most peculiar reason Thursday morning.

A large tree smashed onto a silver Ford Expedition around 6:15 a.m., police say.

The westbound lanes of Constitution Avenue prior to 18th Street were completely blocked for a time as Park Police crews worked to clean up the debris. All lanes were reopened shortly after 9 a.m. The eastbound travel lanes were unaffected, but drivers experienced rubbernecking delays.

The woman driving the car was not injured, according to police.

It is unclear whether heavy rains overnight caused the tree to topple.

All-News 99.1 WNEW is the only radio station to provide traffic and weather together every five minutes all day every weekday and every 10 minutes on nights and weekends. Lisa Baden and Julie Wright bring you “Beltway-To-Beltway Traffic” exclusively on All-News 99.1.

Check traffic on your route before heading out on the road.


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