19th and M Street NW Closed

Good luck this morning if your commute involves 19th Street downtown.

The DC fire department has closed off the street due to what is rumoured to be a gas leak at a restaurant between L and M streets.

A moment of humor came to the traffic jam when the Fire Chief tried to get to the scene via 19th street southbound but was blocked by total gridlock.

Of course you might not find that funny if you are on the 19th street parking lot right about now.

3 Comments so far

  1. Wayan (unregistered) on September 11th, 2007 @ 8:57 am

    Hmm… there’s about five or six more fire trucks on 19th Street now, I can hear their sirens converging from my office.

  2. Paulo (unregistered) on September 11th, 2007 @ 9:15 am

    Oh my, the building at left in your photo was my last place of employment earlier this year. I certainly hope they are having fun and exciting times.

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 11th, 2007 @ 10:08 am

    The intersection is clear as of 9:50 this morning.

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