Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mass Arrests At White House

Thirteen people were arrested on January 26, 2010 at the White House.

These defendants were charged with violations of demonstration regulations.

They have been transported to a United States Park Police facility for processing.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Construction On Rock Creek Parkway

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority advises that construction will impact traffic on Rock Creek Parkway.

The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) has informed the United States Park Police that utility work scheduled for the next two – three months will require a temporary lane closure on Rock Creek Parkway. The closure will be limited to off-peak hours, but traffic delays are still possible and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible.

The DC WASA construction is part of their Rock Creek Sewer Separation and Water Main Replacement project, CSO 037. Work will begin Monday, January 25, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will take a minimum of 60 days to complete.

During construction, the northbound lane on Rock Creek Parkway will be closed for about 500 feet at Waterside Drive, N.W. Standard traffic control devices will be in place.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fatal Car Crash in Rock Creek

photograph curtesy of WTOP radio/Rahul Bali (www.wtop.com)

One person died in a motor vehicle crash on the Rock Creek Parkway south of P Street NW Washington, DC.

United States Park Police units were dispatched to this area on January 3, 2010 at about 10:22 am. The caller stated that the vehicle that crashed into Rock Creek would be difficult to see as it was upside down in the water with only a wheel visible.

The responding officers spent about ten minutes looking for the car as it was extremely difficult to see.

The water had frozen around the car and the flowing portions of the creek brought pieces of ice with it.

District of Columbia Fire and EMS personnel entered the water to attempt a rescue. They fought through waist deep icy water, uncertain footing, and a swift flowing stream to break into the submerged car. These Firefighters removed the lone occupant.

This occupant was transported to George Washington University Hospital. Despite the occupant being submerged for an unknown time, resuscitation efforts took place. At times, people submerged for lengthy or undetermined times with frigid conditions can be resuscitated.

Despite these rescue and medical efforts, the occupant died.

The decedent is:

22 years old
Arlington, Virginia resident