GW Parkway fully reopened after Friday shutdown

The George Washington Memorial Parkway has fully reopened after a large sinkhole shut it down on Friday morning.

The southbound lanes were reopened Friday, but officials initially indicated that the northbound lanes would remain closed through the weekend.

The sinkhole appeared to be about 10 feet deep, 12 feet wide, and 30 feet long.

The sinkhole was reported around 6 a.m. and closed traffic along all lanes in both directions between Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, and Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) for much of the morning Friday.

National Park Service officials say the sinkhole appeared to be caused by a broken storm water pipe deep below ground.