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Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Inner loop remains snarled at Connecticut Ave.

9 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after Connecticut Avenue is still blocking the right lane and and the right on- and off-ramps at Connecticut Avenue. Expect major headaches approaching this area.

The delays stretch back to Bradley Boulevard. Traffic is moving, but it’s moving very slowly.

Southbound I-270 is also very, very slow approaching the spur.

Eastbound I-66 is very congested before the Beltway.

8:45 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after Connecticut Avenue is still blocking the right lane and and the right on- and off-ramps at Connecticut Avenue. Three inner loop lanes are open and moving, but there is a lot of congestion.

8:35 A.M. Update:

Another accident involving a school bus has been reported, this time at 711 Edgewood Street NE.

The accident on I-66 East at Chain Bridge Road has been cleared from the shoulder, but there are heavy delays approaching that spot.

8:15 A.M. Update:

An accident involving a school bus on Buchanan Street at 16th Street NW didn’t involve any injuries and isn’t impacting 16th Street traffic, according to D.C. police.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after Connecticut Avenue is still blocking the right lane and and the right on- and off-ramps at Connecticut Avenue. Three inner loop lanes are open and moving.

The accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange has been cleared and the lanes reopened.

An accident on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road is blocking the left shoulder.

7:55 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

An accident in the 1600 block of 16th Street NW could cause issues there as well.

7:45 A.M. Update:

Traffic signals are reportedly flashing red in all directions at North Capitol Street and Harewood Road. Remember, flashing red lights should be treated like stop signs.

7:30 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on I-395 North at Maine Avenue has been cleared.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Rockville Pike has also been cleared.

7:15 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after Connecticut Avenue is still blocking two lanes and the right on- and off-ramps at Connecticut Avenue.

There’s also a reported an accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Rockville Pike.

7 A.M. Update:

A disabled car on I-395 North near Maine Avenue is sitting in the middle of the road, according to D.C. police.

6:55 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-395’s H.O.V. lanes has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

6:40 A.M. Update:

An accident on eastbound I-66 is blocking the right shoulder at Chain Bridge Road. The accident on eastbound I-66 at Lee Jackson Highway has been cleared from the left shoulder there.

6:20 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after Connecticut Avenue is still blocking two lanes. It’s also blocking the right on- and off-ramps at Connecticut Avenue.

An accident on eastbound I-66 at Lee Jackson Highway is blocking the left shoulder and causing delays.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! We’ll be keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning, reporting any delays or issues — and we will need your help. If you hear about any congestion, delays, problems or anything at all, tell us in the comments section below or by tweeting @drgridlock.

The morning will be very gray and foggy, with sunny and nice weather coming later in the afternoon, according to the Capital Weather Gang. But be careful this morning: A dense fog advisory is in effect for Washington until 8 a.m., which could reduce visibility and create driving issues. Use extra caution, slow down and leave a lot of space in front of you while on the road.

So far:

— An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after Connecticut Avenue is blocking two lanes.

— An accident on I-395’s H.O.V. lanes before Washington Boulevard is blocking one reversible lane.

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