Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Work at the inner loop of the Capital Beltway will begin at Kenilworth Avenue starting Wednesday night.
Three right lanes on the southbound Capital Beltway, or inner loop, at Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) will close Wednesday night and each night through Friday, according to the State Highway Administration (SHA). The highway administration is removing construction equipment from the ongoing bridge project in Greenbelt. The work will begin at 9 p.m. each night and lanes will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. on the following mornings, weather permitting, SHA reports. On each night, SHA plans to close one right lane at 9 p.m., two at 10 p.m., and three at midnight. SHA tells motorists to stay alert and to look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes, and highway workers. It also asks drivers to slow down and not follow other vehicles too …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The State Highway Administration recommends taking detour routes. The work on the outer loop work will begin at Kenilworth Avenue at 9 p.m.
Three right lanes on the northbound outer loop of the Capital Beltway at Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) will close Friday night, according to the State Highway Administration. As a result of the triple-lane closure, drivers are encouraged to take detour routes, according to Charlie Gischlar, SHA spokesman. SHA is removing a demolition shield it put up as part of ongoing bridge work in Greenbelt. The work will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, weather permitting. Lanes will reopen to traffic by 8 a.m. Saturday, SHA reports. The highway administration plans to close one right lane at 9 p.m., two at 10 p.m., and three at midnight. Gischlar recommends that drivers plan ahead and leave themselves plenty of extra time. Cars can take the Baltimore-…
Monday, April 16, 2012
The park is heavily visited, so hunting is not allowed for safety reasons, according to U.S. Park Police.
A man carrying a hunting bow was reported heading into Greenbelt Park on Thursday at about 7 p.m., according to U.S. Park Police on Monday. No hunting is allowed there, given the number of park visitors, according to Sgt. David Schlosser, spokesman for the U.S. Park Police. "The main issue is that we're in a heavily visited area with a lot of people there that are visiting the park, and so it's a safety issue," he said. The witness reported seeing the bowman enter in the vicinity of Good Luck Road and Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201), according to police. Park Police went in to search, and a police K-9 attempted to track, but they were unsuccessful, according to Schlosser. "The critical thing to take from this is that we absolutely appreciate …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Three adults were transported to local hospitals following the accident.
A truck containing a small propane tank overturned on Friday after an accident with a maroon van on Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201) near Crescent Road, according to Greenbelt police. Hazardous materials crews were called to the scene as a precaution, because of the propane tank in the overturned vehicle, Officer Kelly Lawson, spokesperson for the Greenbelt Police, said. There were not any leaks, however, according to Lawson. Three adults were transported to local hospitals by ambulance following the accident, which occurred at about 1:36 p.m., Lawson said. The truck, which bore graphics depicting a Polish sausage, snacks, ice cream and cold drinks, rolled on it's side after the accident and was towed from the accident scene. Lawson said the …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Police closed down Kenilworth Avenue, from Greenbelt Road to Old Calvert Road, for about an hour to investigate an unattended package.
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Monday, August 22, 2011
Shortly after noon on Monday, units from the Prince George’s County Fire Department (PGFD) bomb squad along with patrol units from the Prince George’s County Police Department were alerted to an unattended package at the entrance to the Towers of Westchester Park apartments. As units began arriving on the scene, police officers closed down Kenilworth Avenue from Greenbelt Road to Old Calvert Road for about an hour, as a precaution. Residents who live in the complex were asked to stay inside their homes — and vehicles were not allowed to leave. Bomb squad members located a suitcase in a grassy area near the entrance to the apartment complex. After an an examination, according to Maj. Erroll George, spokesperson for the PGFD, it was …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Claudia Chavez, a nurse, stopped her car to help a Hyattsville man she said was lying unconscious after an accident on Greenbelt Road.
Claudia Chavez was on her way to drop off her kids Monday and head to work, when an accident at Greenbelt Road (Route 193) and Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201) changed everything. According to Capt. Thomas Kemp with the Greenbelt Police Department, a preliminary investigation indicated the Hyattsville driver of a 1995 GMC Safari van ran a red signal and was injured when his van was struck by a Honda and flipped. Chavez said she was driving when she saw the injured man. “Even though I had my kids in the car, I couldn’t just drive by,” she said, adding she didn’t think twice about helping him. He was not conscious at all and was having a hard time breathing, Chavez recounted. Master Police Officer Ryan Peck, a Navy corpsman now with the Greenbelt …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A preliminary investigation indicates an injured Hyattsville man failed to stop at the red signal on Greenbelt Road, according to the Greenbelt Police Department.
Capt. Thomas Kemp of the Greenbelt Police Department said the Hyattsville man injured in Monday's accident on Greenbelt Road remains in serious condition, "but he is still with us." A preliminary investigation indicates the Hyattsville driver of a 1995 GMC Safari van was headed westbound on Greenbelt Road (Route 193) when he ran a red signal at Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201), according to Kemp. A Honda and a third vehicle heading east on Greenbelt Road were turning left, and the Honda hit the van broadside and pushed it into the curve, Kemp added, saying the van flipped and landed, resting on the driver's side. A third vehicle was in close proximity to the accident but in no way contributed to the accident, Kemp said.
Monday, June 20, 2011
An accident at Greenbelt Road and Kenilworth Avenue sent a Hyattsville man to the hospital, according to the Greenbelt Police Department.
A Hyattsville man is in critical but stable condition in Prince George’s Hospital after his van flipped over in an accident involving three vehicles at the intersection of Greenbelt Road (Route 193) and Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201), according to Captain Thomas Kemp, of the Greenbelt Police Department. Kemp said the call came in at 5:30 p.m., and police closed off all lanes to do a re-enactment in case it turns into a fatality. But he said, thankfully, the Hyattsville man is still alive. Notifications have gone out, Kemp said.