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Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 07/22/2011

I-95 South snarled approaching Woodbridge

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8:30 A.M. Update:

The right lane remains blocked on I-95 South at Route 123 due to the tractor trailer that overturned earlier this morning. The tractor trailer has been cleared, but crews remain on the scene. Traffic is getting by in the left two lanes. This is causing big delays for southbound traffic, stretching up to near Newington.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Colesville Road exit has been cleared.

A pedestrian was struck at Pennsylvania Avenue and Fourth Street in Southeast Washington, according to the D.C. Fire Department.

8:10 A.M. Update:

Traffic on I-95 South at Route 123 is now getting by in the middle and left lanes. Only the right lane and right shoulder remain blocked.

8 A.M. Update:

The lanes remain closed on I-95 South at Route 123, but it appears the overturned tractor trailer has been moved. Officials are still on the scene.

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Colesville Road exit could cause delays there.

7:35 A.M. Update:

In addition to the delays on I-95 South approaching Woodbridge, there are also backups on northbound I-95 around the same spot. It’s likely a the usual congestion mixed with some rubbernecking, but either way it’s causing some headaches.

7:15 A.M. Update:

The left lane has reopened on I-95 South. Traffic had been getting by on the left shoulder, but now cars are using the left lane as well as the shoulder. The right two lanes and right shoulder remain blocked.

7:10 A.M. Update:

Traffic on I-95 South at exit 160 (Gordon Boulevard/Route 123) is still only getting by in the far left lane. The left lane, center lane, right lane, right shoulder and exit ramp are all closed. Traffic on southbound I-95 is very slow approaching this spot, with delays beginning south of Lorton.

6:50 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-95 South in Woodbridge involves an overturned tractor trailer at exit 160 (Gordon Boulevard/Route 123). Traffic is still getting by on the left shoulder, while the right three lanes are blocked.

And an accident at Sherman Avenue and Irving Street in Northwest Washington could cause traffic issues, according to the D.C. Fire Department.

6:45 A.M. Update:

An accident involving a tractor trailer on I-95 South in Woodbridge is blocking the left lane, center lane, right lane and right exit ramp, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Expect big delays for southbound traffic.

6:30 A.M. Update:

For drivers in Baltimore: A disabled vehicle is blocking one of the northbound lanes in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 North.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters. It’s going to be dangerously hot today, with an excessive heat warning in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The air quality in the region has been deemed unhealthy on Friday and Saturday by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Try to work from home to minimize the amount of time spent outside today. If you do have to head out, make sure you are prepared and well-hydrated, but try to be outside as little as possible.

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).

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