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Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Southbound Georgia Ave. reopened near Walter Reed

10:22 A.M. Update:

Delays are continuing on Metro’s Yellow and Blue lines this morning. Read this before you head out.

8:35 A.M. Update:

Most of northbound Georgia Avenue remains blocked near Walter Reed Medical Center in Northwest Washington due to fire department activity. The southbound lanes have reopened, but only the curb lane has reopened on the northbound side.

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Connecticut Avenue could cause delays.

The disabled vehicle on the eastbound Intercounty Connector has been cleared and those lanes reopened.

An accident on I-395 North at King Street is blocking the right shoulder.

8:17 A.M. Update:

Southbound Georgia Avenue has reopened near Aspen and Geranum streets, according to D.C. police. Only the curb lane is open for northbound traffic, so avoid this route if you’re heading north.

8:10 A.M. Update:

The accident on westbound New York Avenue at South Dakota Avenue NE has been cleared and all lanes opened. Major delays remain for inbound traffic, so avoid this stretch if you can help it.

7:55 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the eastbound Intercounty Connector is blocking one lane and one of the shoulders before Shady Grove Road.

7:40 A.M. Update:

An accident on westbound New York Avenue at South Dakota Avenue in Northeast Washington is blocking the left lane. The right three lanes are getting by, but delays stretch far back on inbound New York Avenue.

An accident on southbound B.W. Parkway is blocking one of the right off-ramp lanes at westbound U.S. 50.

7:30 A.M. Update:

The 7200 block of Georgia Avenue is closed in Northwest Washington due to D.C. Fire Department activity. Georgia Avenue is closed between Aspen and Geranum streets, according to D.C. police. The intersection of Georgia Avenue and Fern Street is also closed.

For alternate routes, head to Alaska Avenue or Piney Branch Road. Avoid this area.

7:10 A.M. Update:

An accident on the I-395 North H.O.V. lanes near Washington Boulevard could cause delays in that area. It’s unclear if lanes are blocked right now.

An accident on I-270 South at Shady Grove Road could slow traffic there.

7 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway south of Braddock Road is blocking the left shoulder.

An accident involving multiple vehicles on I-395 North at Duke Street is blocking the right shoulder and could cause delays.

Watch out for delays on the Blue and Yellow lines this morning. A cracked rail will cause delays until after the morning rush. Read more here.

6:40 A.M. Update:

The accident on southbound B.W. Parkway after Riverdale Road has been cleared. Expect delays to linger along this stretch, but all lanes have reopened.

6:30 A.M. Update:

The accident on southbound B.W. Parkway after Riverdale Road is now blocking one of two lanes and one of the shoulders. One southbound lane has reopened.

6:20 A.M. Update:

An accident is blocking southbound B.W. Parkway after Riverdale Road. All lanes are blocked, causing severe backups approaching this area.

Normal Red Line service has resumed at the Brookland station, according to Metro.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! Wednesday begins with colder temperatures than we’ve seen all season, according to the Capital Weather Gang. But it will be less windy than it was yesterday.

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.

So far this morning:

— A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway is blocking the right shoulder at Braddock Road.

— Red Line trains are single-tracking between Brookland and Fort Totten due to a disabled train at Brookland. There are delays in both directions.

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