Tire-eating pothole frustrates GW Parkway drivers

Update on 1/8: State Sen. Scott Surovell tweeted Tuesday afternoon that Rep. Don Beyer had informed him the pothole was filled in. See tweet here.

Several drivers heading northbound on the George Washington Parkway near Belle Haven Marina over the past few days have sustained damage to their tires and rims, thanks to a large pothole whose exact repair time is uncertain due to the government shutdown.

The pothole is located in the far-right lane just north of Belle Haven Road, immediately after the road surface changes from stone to asphalt.

A U.S. Park Police Public Information Officer was unable to provide an update on when the destructive hole might be repaired since he was on furlough due to the ongoing government shutdown.

State Sen. Scott Surovell said his office contacted the National Park Service and Rep. Don Beyer’s staff to notify them about the problem. Meanwhile, drivers are encouraged to stay in the left lane when driving northbound near the marina.

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