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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Canal Road reopens after car runs off road

1:08 P.M. Update: Maggie Fazeli Fard reports on the Crime Scene blog that police closed Canal Road while they removed a car from the canal. A man drove off the road Monday night and later told police that it happened when he saw a bear, authorities said. The driver was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, Fard reports. There was no sign of a bear, police said.

12:20 P.M. Update: Canal Road has reopened. A car had gone off the road into the canal, according to authorities. We’ll post a link to the Crime Scene blog with details as soon as it is published.

11:50 A.M. Update: Canal Road remains closed between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue due to police activity. McArthur Boulevard is an alternate.

8:40 A.M. Update:

An accident on U.S. 1 at Napper Road, just north of Mount Vernon, is blocking the northbound lanes. Unfortunately, your best alternate route is I-95 North, which is typically backed up.

Accidents could cause congestion around North Capitol Street and Rock Creek Church Road NW as well as around North Capitol and O streets NW.

Watch out for delays stemming from an accident in the 1600 block of Constitution Avenue NW.

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway prior to the I-95 split in Prince George's County has been cleared and the lanes reopened.

8:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on Georgia Avenue and Kalmia Street in NW could cause delays.

There’s also an accident on North Capitol and O streets NW.

A disabled vehicle on I-270 South at the I-370 exit is blocking one of the shoulders.

8:10 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway west of Georgia Avenue has been cleared from the shoulder. Again, expect residual delays to linger approaching this spot.

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway prior to the I-95 split in Prince George's County is blocking one lane and one of the shoulders.

7:57 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway west of Georgia Avenue is now just blocking one of the shoulders. Expect residual delays approaching this spot.

7:55 A.M. Update:

An accident on northbound I-295 at the exit for Malcolm X Avenue SE is on the shoulder, but expect some delays around this spot.

There’s reportedly an accident on the 14th Street Bridge, but the direction is unknown right now.

7:50 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway west of Georgia Avenue is blocking two lanes and one of the shoulders.

Watch out for an accident at South Dakota Avenue and Vista Street NE.

7:30 A.M. Update:

Traffic signals are reportedly flashing on Connecticut Avenue and Yuma Street NW.

There’s an accident around the intersection of Alabama Avenue and Suitland Parkway SE, so expect delays on those streets and 22nd and 23rd streets.

An accident on 16th Street at Scott Circle NW could cause problems there.

And an accident on 2nd Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE could cause similar delays.

The inner loop of the Beltway is backed up at Gallows Road.

7:10 A.M. Update:

The left center lane has reopened on the northbound 14th Street Bridge. Expect heavy delays to remain leading up to this spot.

The disabled vehicle on the northbound B.W. Parkway/MD 295 at Laurel Bowie Road/MD 197 has been cleared.

6:55 A.M. Update:

There’s also an accident on I-395 North at Maine Avenue SW, so you can expect additional delays to slow northbound traffic.

6:50 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the northbound B.W. Parkway/MD 295 at Laurel Bowie Road/MD 197 could cause issues.

6:47 A.M. Update:

The accident on the northbound 14th Street Bridge is blocking the left center lane. There are already heavy backups approaching the bridge.

6:40 A.M. Update:

There’s an accident on the northbound 14th Street Bridge, so expect headaches on that stretch.

6:20 A.M. Update:

There’s a disabled vehicle on the eastbound Southeast-Southwest Freeway near the Pennsylvania Avenue SE ramp.

Expect delays stemming from an accident in the 300 block of 17th Street SE, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

An accident on Rhode Island Avenue and M Street NW could also cause issues there.

The tractor trailer accident on eastbound I-66 and the disabled vehicle on I-95 South have both been cleared from the shoulders.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! The weather should be lovely today, according to the Capital Weather Gang. The only meteorological issue could be the dense fog advisory that is in effect until 9 A.M. this morning. This could limit visibility on the road, so if you’re driving out there make sure to use your headlights, slow down and leave lots of distance between you and the cars in front of you.

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:

— A tractor trailer accident on eastbound I-66 at Nutley Street is blocking the right shoulder.

— A disabled vehicle on I-95 South at Telegraph Road is blocking the right shoulder.

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