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Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Major delays approaching 14th Street Bridge

8:30 A.M. Update:

Delays persist on I-395 North approaching the 14th Street Bridge due to a collapsed storm drain on the bridge. Avoid that road and the bridge if possible, but if you have to head that way expect major delays.

There are still problems on I-66 East at the Beltway and I-95 North before the Fairfax County Parkway.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway after Riggs Road is still blocking one of the outer loop lanes and one of the shoulders.

8:20 A.M. Update:

Traffic is now very, very backed up at the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge heading into Washington.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway after Riggs Road is blocking one of the outer loop lanes and one of the shoulders.

8 A.M. Update:

Debris on the outer loop of the Beltway at Arena Drive is still blocking one of the shoulders, but the accident on the outer loop at Ritchie Marlboro Road has been cleared.

7:40 A.M. Update:

The problems on I-395 North approaching the 14th Street Bridge persist. This is due to a collapsed storm drain on the inbound H.O.V. lanes, and one lane is blocked while they attempt to put a steel plate in place, according to the District Department of Transportation.

If you haven’t left yet, take another route from Virginia into the District: the Key Bridge is moving smoothly from Rosslyn into Georgetown, while I-66 East also looks fine so far at the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge.

Backups on I-66 East at the Beltway have worsened, so drivers in that area should expect problems.

There are also some delays on the inner loop of the Beltway near the Springfield Interchange.

Some debris on the outer loop of the Beltway at Arena Drive is blocking one of the shoulders, while an accident on the outer loop at Ritchie Marlboro Road is also blocking one of the shoulders.

7:20 A.M. Update:

The sinkhole on the 14th Street Bridge is causing delays on I-395 North from the bridge all the way back to the Springfield Interchange. Traffic is moving, but not very quickly, with things inching along once you arrive at the bridge.

7:10 A.M. Update:

There are very, very heavy delays on I-395 North approaching the 14th Street Bridge. WJLA (ABC7) is reporting a sinkhole on the Washington side of the bridge, so drivers can expect these delays to worsen and last for a while.

6:50 A.M. Update:

The delays have worsened on I-395 North at the 14th Street Bridge. You can expect headaches there for the rest of the morning rush hour.

6:30 A.M. Update:

Expect to hit delays on I-66 East at the Beltway.

And some traffic is building up on I-395 North approaching Duke Street, which could cause issues for traffic around the Springfield Interchange.

6:10 A.M. Update:

I-95 North is very backed up around the Fairfax County Parkway.

There’s also already a bit of congestion on I-395 North at the 14th Street Bridge.

The tractor trailer accident on I-66 East has been cleared.

Original Post:

We’ll be keeping tabs on any headaches, issues or problems we hear about on the roads this morning. Make sure to tell us about anything you see out there — either in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).

So far:

A tractor trailer accident on I-66 East at Nutley Street is blocking the right shoulder and could cause some delays for eastbound traffic.

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