I-395 jammed due to collapsed storm drain

Traffic lines up to get onto I-395 into Washington. (Photo: Brianne Carter/ABC7)

A collapsed storm drain on the inbound 14th Street Bridge snarled traffic for hours, as jams stretched well back onto I-395 throughout the morning rush.

The drain collapsed in the area where drivers merge off the 14th Street Bridge and onto the Southwest/Southeast Freeway.

DDOT crews are temporarily fixed the problem by covering the hole with a large steel plate and asphalt ramps leading to and away from it.

A DDOT spokesman says that crews will make permanent repairs in the coming days.