New York Avenue reopened after partial wall collapse

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- All lanes have been reopened along New York Avenue Wednesday after a partial wall collapse of a Northwest Washington home stymied the morning commute.

DC Fire and EMS crews were called to the 100 block of New York Avenue after receiving a report of a collapse from a construction crew working in the home around 6:22 p.m. Once on scene firefighters found a portion of one wall of the home had collapsed, and what remained was structurally unsound.

Crews worked to shore up the wall of the vacant home through the evening hours. Crews have since left the scene, however the situation has caused the DC Department of Transportation to shut down all inbound lanes of New York Avenue at North Capitol Street overnight.

Although two left lanes of westbound New York Avenue reopened at North Capitol Street shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday, DC DOT advised commuters to expect significant delays on New York Avenue through the morning rush hour.

Stay tuned to WUSA*9 and WUSA9.COM for updates on this developing story.


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