Police say the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., has been shut down in both directions between Georgetown and Rosslyn in response to a bomb threat. Authorities are reportedly searching for explosive devices.
There's a bomb threat on the Key Bridge right now which is right beside my building. Police are blocking the bridge. #lookingoutsidemywindow
— Latoya (@JustToya3) July 11, 2013
Supposed bomb threat called in on Key Bridge between Rosslyn and Georgetown. You don't often see it this empty. pic.twitter.com/6GnZHVRbll
— Chris Herbert (@cherbert) July 11, 2013
— Dr. Gridlock (@drgridlock) July 11, 2013
Police say drivers should avoid the area for several hours.
UPDATE: Police are advising drivers to avoid the Key Bridge for "several hours." http://t.co/j9HZ9FX7D0
— ABC7News (@ABC7News) July 11, 2013
Twitchy will monitor this developing story and update as details become available.
All lanes have reportedly reopened after the bridge was deemed safe by authorities.
Traffic Advisory Update: The Key Bridge is clear and all lanes are open.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 11, 2013