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Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 08/09/2012

MARC trains delayed; I-66 East lane blocked

8:40 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 South at Lorton Road is blocking the right two lanes and right shoulder. Expect delays.

Green and Yellow Line train are still single-tracking due to a disabled train outside of West Hyattsville.

8:30 A.M. Update:

Green and Yellow Line trains are now single-tracking between Fort Totten and Prince George’s Plaza due to a disabled train outside of West Hyattsville. Expect delays in both directions.

8:20 A.M. Update:

Red Line trains are experiencing delays due to a signal problem outside of Dupont Circle.

8:10 A.M. Update:

MARC delays continue for multiple trains: Penn Line train 415 is 26 minutes late; Brunswick Line train 894 is 10 minutes late, followed by train 878, which is 30 minutes late; and Camden Line train 842 is 10 to 12 minutes behind schedule.

7:55 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-66 East at Chain Bridge Road is blocking the right lane and right shoulder. This area is generally a congested mess, but you should expect that to be particularly bad with one lane closed.

7:50 A.M. Update:

Green and Yellow Line riders heading to Greenbelt could experience delays because Metro is removing a disabled train from service, according to the transit agency.

7:40 A.M. Update:

MARC Brunswick Line trains are all running 8 to 10 minutes behind schedule right now. The only exception is train 878, which is still 25 minutes late due to an earlier mechanical issue.

MARC Penn Line train 415 is running 23 minutes late.

7:30 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-270 South at Clarksburg Road has finally been cleared, but watch for lingering delays there.

7:15 A.M. Update:

MARC Penn Line train 415 is running 25 to 30 minutes late due to the late arrival of equipment from MARC train 400, which was delayed earlier this morning. MARC Brunswick Line train 878 is running 20 to 25 minutes late.

7 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-270 South at Clarksburg Road remains there, but no lane closures are reported at this time.

6:55 A.M. Update:

Metro reports that normal service has resumed on the Blue and Yellow lines following the earlier delays and single-tracking near National Airport.

6:50 A.M. Update:

MARC Penn Line train 400 is now running 20 to 25 minutes behind schedule.

Brunswick Line train 878 is going to run 30 to 40 minutes late due to a mechanical issue. It has to run at a restricted speed to Brunswick after which another locomotive will be added to the train, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

6:40 A.M. Update:

MARC Penn Line train 400 is running 10 to 12 minutes late due to a signal issue south of Bowie.

6:25 A.M. Update:

The accident on Telegraph Road at Franconia Road has been cleared and the lanes reopened.

6:20 A.M. Update:

The single-tracking has cleared on the Blue and Yellow lines, but expect residual delays to linger in both directions due to the earlier track issue at National Airport.

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 see or hear about any congestion, delays or problems, tell us in the comments section below or by tweeting @drgridlock.

It’s going to be another hot one, with rain likely in the afternoon, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

— Trains are single-tracking on the Blue and Yellow lines between Braddock Road and Pentagon City due to a track problem at National Airport. There are delays in both directions.

— An accident on Telegraph Road at Franconia Road, just south of where Telegraph Road crosses the Beltway in Alexandria, is blocking the northbound right lane and right shoulder.

— An accident on i-270 South at Clarksburg Road could lead to delays there.

— MARC Camden Line train 841 is running nine minutes late due to a mechanical problem.

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