There was loads of honking on the northbound 395 Express Lanes Tuesday morning in Northern Virginia. however it wasn’t simply drivers caught in visitors — it was additionally on account of six geese on the roadway.

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Geese Watch: A household of birds disrupt visitors on I-395

There was loads of honking on the northbound 395 Express Lanes Tuesday morning in Northern Virginia, however it wasn’t simply drivers caught in visitors — it was additionally on account of six geese on the roadway.

A gaggle of geese obtained its personal police and Virginia Department of Transportation escort towards Edsall Road, taking on two lanes of visitors beginning round 7 a.m. WTOP Traffic reporters stated it took about two hours to get the geese off the roadway.

Judy Malana, of Woodbridge, was on her approach to work to Navy Yard, considering the worst — “one other huge automotive accident” — when she noticed two geese and 4 goslings and their police escort.

“It was a delight to see one thing totally different. And it simply actually made me cease and assume,” Malana stated. “You know, regardless of how acquainted our commute is, we don’t actually know what’s up forward.”

Because she was within the EZ-Pass lanes, the six geese a-crossing the highway, solely added 10 minutes to her commute.

And as a result of there have been six of them, the geese most likely didn’t need to pay a toll. But it nonetheless took a few hours to get to their exit on the Edsall Road ramp.

“It simply jogged my memory to be open-minded,” Malana stated. “We don’t management visitors. We don’t even management who we’re on the highway with. Just studying what’s up forward, it may very well be a shock.”

And as a WTOP Traffic reporter stated in regards to the visitors affect on Tuesday morning, “No hurt, no ‘fowl.’” Get it?

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