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Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Chuck Brown viewing could cause traffic issues in Shaw/U Street

8:30 A.M. Update:

Remember, today’s public viewing honoring Chuck Brown will be held at the Howard Theare (620 T Street) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This is going to lead to street closures and Metrobus detours, so expect traffic issues and crowding in the area.

The street closures:

• T Street NW will be closed from Seventh Street to Florida Avenue until midnight.

• At 9:30 a.m., the T Street closure will expand two blocks west, and it will be closed from Ninth Street to Florida Avenue.

• Seventh and Eighth streets NW will be closed between Florida Avenue and S Street from 9:30 a.m, to midnight.

• Wiltberger Street NW between T and S streets also will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and midnight.

And the Metrobus detours:

• Metrobuses 70 and 79 to Silver Spring are detouring at 7th and O Streets NW and resuming their regular route at V Street and Georgia Avenue.

• Metrobuses 70 and 79 to Archives are detouring at Georgia Avenue and V Street NW and ending the route at 9th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

8:25 A.M. Update:

Red Line delays continue en route to Glenmont due to an earlier train malfunction near Medical Center.

8:20 A.M. Update:

There are delays on the Red Line heading to Glenmont due to an earlier train malfunction near Medical Center, according to Metro.

Debris on the inner loop of the Beltway before River Road could cause delays there.

7:55 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard is blocking the left shoulder. Watch for delays.

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

7:30 A.M. Update:

Today’s public viewing honoring Chuck Brown will be held at the Howard Theare (620 T Street) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This is going to lead to street closures and Metrobus detours, so expect traffic issues and crowding in the area.

The street closures:

• T Street NW will be closed from Seventh Street to Florida Avenue until midnight.

• At 9:30 a.m., the T Street closure will expand two blocks west, and it will be closed from Ninth Street to Florida Avenue.

• Seventh and Eighth streets NW will be closed between Florida Avenue and S Street from 9:30 a.m, to midnight.

• Wiltberger Street NW between T and S streets also will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and midnight.

And the Metrobus detours:

• Metrobuses 70 and 79 to Silver Spring are detouring at 7th and O Streets NW and resuming their regular route at V Street and Georgia Avenue.

• Metrobuses 70 and 79 to Archives are detouring at Georgia Avenue and V Street NW and ending the route at 9th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

7:25 A.M. Update:

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

7:05 A.M. Update:

The inner loop of the Beltway is very snarled around Gallows Road right now.

6:45 A.M. Update:

Eisenhower Ave is closed in both directions between Metro Road and Connector Road due to police activity. Metrobuses on the 25B route are going to experience delays in both directions.

MARC Camden Line train 849 will run with one fewer cars this morning, so expect heavy crowding on the other cars.

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 commute should be muggy, sunny and humid, according to the Capital Weather Gang. There should be some thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, so bring your umbrella for later in the day.

Many fans and friends of Chuck Brown will flock to the Howard Theatre on Tuesday for the go-go legend’s all-day public viewing. The viewing will be held at the Howard Theare (620 T Street) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This is going to cause street closures and Metrobus detours, so expect traffic issues and crowding in the area.

The street closures:

• T Street NW will be closed from Seventh Street to Florida Avenue until midnight.

• At 9:30 a.m., the T Street closure will expand two blocks west, and it will be closed from Ninth Street to Florida Avenue.

• Seventh and Eighth streets NW will be closed between Florida Avenue and S Street from 9:30 a.m, to midnight.

• Wiltberger Street NW between T and S streets also will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and midnight.

And the Metrobus detours:

• Metrobuses 70 and 79 to Silver Spring are detouring at 7th and O Streets NW and resuming their regular route at V Street and Georgia Avenue.

• Metrobuses 70 and 79 to Archives are detouring at Georgia Avenue and V Street NW and ending the route at 9th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

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