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Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Elevators and escalators out at Van Ness station due to power outage, station remains open

8:35 A.M. Update:

All escalators and elevators are down at the Van Ness station due to a power outage. The station remains open, but expect crowded conditions getting in and out.

Metro reports that normal service has resumed on the Orange Line.

MARC Camden Line train 851 is running 6 minutes late.

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway after New Hampshire Avenue could cause delays there.

8:10 A.M. Update:

The Red Line delays have cleared, according to Metro.

There are now delays on the Orange Line heading to Vienna due to an earlier train malfunction at Minnesota Avenue.

7:50 A.M. Update:

There are delays on the Red Line heading to Glenmont due to a train malfunction at Dupont Circle.

MARC Camden Line train 842 is also running 15 minutes late due to the earlier delays on that line.

7:30 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on I-395 South at Edsall Road is blocking the right shoulder.

The debris on southbound Laurel Bowie Road/MD 197 at Montpelier Drive in South Laurel has been cleared.

7:15 A.M. Update:

MARC Camden Line train 840, originally scheduled to leave Washington at 6:32 a.m., left 35 minutes late due to the late arrival of train 841.

An accident on I-395 South at Seminary Road is blocking the south entrance ramp.

Metrobuses on routes 96 and 97 should be back on schedule, because the police activity at First Street and Constitution Avenue NE has been cleared, according to Metro.

6:55 A.M. Update:

Metrobuses on routes 96 and 97 are going to be delayed in both directions due to police activity at First Street and Constitution Avenue NE.

6:40 A.M. Update:

Another MARC Camden Line issue: Since train 841 is running late, train 840 (normally departing Washington at 6:32 a.m.) is expected to run 30 to 40 minutes behind schedule.

Debris on southbound Laurel Bowie Road/MD 197 at Montpelier Drive in South Laurel could cause delays there, just before the B.W. Parkway.

Metro reports that normal service has resumed on the Green Line at Anacostia.

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 work week kicks off with a repeat of Sunday’s weather, according to the Capital Weather Gang. Expect clouds, fog and maybe even a light drizzle this morning.

So far:

— MARC Camden Line trains are experiencing severe delays. Camden Line train 841 was stopped behind a disabled freight train north of St. Denis, and it is now on the move running 45 to 50 minutes behind schedule. Train 843 is following it, running 20 to 25 minutes late. Metro will honor MARC tickets, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

— There are delays on the Green Line heading to Branch Avenue due to an earlier switch problem at Anacostia.

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