Large Explosion Reported In Rosslyn, Va.

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Rosslyn, VIRGINIA — Police and fire officials were investigating a reported underground explosion in Rosslyn Tuesday.

Witnesses reported heavy smoke and shaking buildings near Lynn and 19th street.

Arlington County Police say the incident is possibly a power-related issue: “ACPD is investigating a power-related issue in Rosslyn. The source of the issue remains under investigation, police remain on scene. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.”

A Metrorail spokesperson said the incident is not related to the transit system: “We are aware of the images of smoke in the Rosslyn area. This incident is *not* Metro related. There is no impact to service.”

The Arlington Fire Department said: “Units are investigating what is believed to be a blown underground transformer near Rosslyn metro. We are also addressing stuck elevators related to the power outage in the area. No injuries reported. Heavy traffic due to closed streets. Find alternate routes.”

Traffic in the area was affected.


Rosslyn is in Northern Virginia located in Arlington County, north of Arlington National Cemetery and directly across the Potomac River from Georgetown and Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C.

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