FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Strong winds Tuesday knocked down trees in Fairfax County, forcing some road closures. All roads have reopened as of Wednesday morning.
According to tweets from the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD), the first tree fell onto powerlines along Georgetown Pike. Officers closed the roadway between Stephanie Circle and Ellsworth Avenue in Great Falls due to the tree.
The second roadway was closed after 3:45 p.m. when another tree fell along Heming Avenue. The roadway was closed near Leesville Blvd in Springfield for a downed tree and power lines.
A third traffic alert was issued for Vale Road Tuesday afternoon. The roadway was closed between Hunter Mill Road and Stryker Avenue in Vienna due to fallen power lines. That closure is estimated to last several hours.
Drivers in the area are encouraged to find an alternate route while crews work to clear the fallen trees.
All roadways impacted by the fallen trees have reopened Wednesday, according to police.
WUSA9 meteorologists issued a Weather Watch Alert through Tuesday evening for very strong wind. The Wind Advisory will continue through Wednesday morning for gusts that could approach 50 mph. Officials have not confirmed that wind was the cause of the fallen trees or power lines.
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