Wilson Bridge closed: Outer loop of Capital Beltway closed by crash

Cars sit on the Wilson Bridge after the crash shut down the outer loop. Photo: Henry Chan

The local lanes of the outer loop of the Capital Beltway is closed on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge due to an overturned tanker truck, officials say.

The dump truck turned over in the local lanes of the Wilson Bridge early Friday afternoon, spilling fuel and oil onto the roadway. The bridge suffered damage as well.

Authorities say that significant delays will likely last through the evening rush hour. Use of the through lanes across the bridge is encouraged.