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Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Roads reopen after Mass. Avenue gas leak

10:07 A.M. Update: Several streets were closed, more than 40 people were evacuated and buses were rerouted following the gas leak at 2121 Massachusetts Ave.

Fire officials said air quality was improving and buildings were cleared for people to return.

9:55 A.M. Update: Metro officials said bus lines D, G, L and N are detouring around the area.

9:30 A.M. Update: Fire officials recently tweeted that “air monitoring [is] ongoing in multiple buildings, sewers & manholes, elevated readings found at locations.”

9:26 A.M. Update: D.C. fire officials confirmed that a reported gas leak has closed portions of Massachusetts and Florida avenues. Massachusetts Ave NW is closed between 20th and 22nd Streets.

Drivers should avoid the area.

(check back for updates)

9:15 A.M. Update: ABC7 is reporting a gas leak at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue that is prompting the evacuation of buildings in the area.

Massachusetts and other streets are reportedly closed in the Dupont Circle area.

(check back for updates)

8:35 A.M. Update:

I-95 North remains very problematic approaching the Springfield Interchange. The right shoulder is blocked by an accident, which is adding to the delays. There are also issues approaching this spot around the Fairfax County Parkway and in Woodbridge.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at I-66 has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

An accident on 18th Place and Alabama Avenue SE could cause issues there.

8:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on Florida Avenue and S Street NW could cause serious delays there.

There’s a disabled vehicle on New York and Florida avenues NE, so expect issues stemming from this.

An accident on I-95 North at the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right shoulder and going to cause major delays.

8 A.M. Update:

The accident on northbound B.W. Parkway after Route 197 has been cleared and all lanes reopened. There are still very heavy delays.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at I-66 is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway west of Colesville Road has been cleared from the shoulder.

7:35 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at I-66 is blocking the left lane.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Eisenhower Avenue is blocking the left two lanes.

7:30 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway west of Colesville Road is still blocking the shoulder.

7:10 A.M. Update:

The accident on northbound B.W. Parkway north of Route 197 is blocking all northbound lanes. Traffic gets by on the right shoulder. There are very heavy delays, so try to avoid this road.

7:05 A.M. Update:

The accident on eastbound U.S. 50 at Lottsford Vista Road has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

An accident on the northbound B.W. Parkway north of Route 197 could cause serious delays.

6:45 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway west of Colesville Road is blocking one of the shoulders.

6:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway west of Colesville Road could cause delays there.

The southbound right off-ramp from I-270 has reopened at I-370.

I-95 North is very backed up at the Fairfax County Parkway.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! The week kicks off with a chilly, foggy morning, according to the Capital Weather Gang. 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:

— An accident on eastbound U.S. 50 at Lottsford Vista Road is blocking all eastbound lanes.

— Debris on I-270 South is blocking the southbound right off-ramp at I-370.

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