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Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Montgomery traffic signals back in sync

3:30 P.M. Update

Traffic signals that were out of sync Wednesday morning in Montgomery County are back to normal operations, according to officials. Storms in the region overnight Tuesday caused the problem.

8:35 A.M. Update:

Expect big problems on Rockville Pike north of the Beltway this morning. About 200 traffic signals that were down are working again, but they aren’t synchronized to help traffic flow smoothly through that spot. Avoid the area or take the Metro if you can.

Traffic on the outer loop of the Beltway near Tysons Corner appears to be moving slowly this morning, but it does look like it’s moving, an improvement over yesterday.

A motorcyclist was struck at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Fesseden Street in Northwest Washington, and this could cause traffic issues, according to the D.C. Fire Department.

8:15 A.M. Update:

An accident at 17th and Franklin streets in Northeast Washington could cause some traffic issues, according to the D.C. Fire Department.

7:50 A.M. Update:

If you’re just checking the traffic before leaving for work: Expect big problems on Rockville Pike north of the Beltway this morning. About 200 traffic signals that were down are working again, but they aren’t synchronized to help traffic flow smoothly through that spot. Avoid the area or take the Metro if you can.

7:35 A.M. Update:

Expect some traffic issues on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast Washington between 2nd and 6th streets due to a fire, according to the D.C. Fire Department.

7:15 A.M. Update:

The inner loop of the Beltway is pretty slow approaching Gallows Road.

6:55 A.M. Update:

There are heavy backups on I-95 North right now that stretch from the Fairfax County Parkway to Occoquan.

6:35 A.M. Update:

The 200 traffic signals impacted by Tuesday night’s storms are along Rockville Pike north of the Beltway. If that’s your normal commute, you should try an alternate route or consider the Metro.

The Connecticut Avenue lanes have reopened at the Beltway.

6:10 A.M. Update:

The right on-ramp has reopened on Connecticut Avenue at the Beltway.

Original Post:

Numerous traffic signals that lost power or malfunctioned Tuesday night in Montgomery County have been fixed, Montgomery County police said this morning. About 200 traffic signals in Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Damascus and the Derwood areas are not synchronized with each other, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. The signals are working, but not coordinated to maximize the flow of traffic. There could be delays during this morning’s rush hour.

An accident on northbound Connecticut Avenue at the Beltway is blocking two of the three northbound traffic lanes and the right on-ramp. If you need to get onto the Beltway, either try a different road or take Connecticut Avenue past the Beltway, turn around and hop on from the southbound side.

We’ll be keeping tabs on any headaches, issues or problems we hear about on the roads this morning. Let us know anything you see out there — tell us in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).

By  |  05:58 AM ET, 06/22/2011

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