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Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Franconia Rd. partially blocked near Van Dorn St.

8:30 A.M. Update:

The earlier fire in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW has been cleared and all lanes reopened on North Capitol Street and New York Avenue.

MARC Camden Line train 851 is running 10 to 12 minutes late due to a switch problem.

A disabled Red Line train at Van Ness is on the move, but expect some residual delays on that line.

A reminder about Franconia Road near Van Dorn Street: One lane is open in each direction. Expect delays there for a while.

8:15 A.M. Update:

The earlier issue slowing MARC’s Camden Line trains (problems involving the gates and lights near Greenbelt) has been cleared, so all Camden Line trains are now running on time, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

8:10 A.M. Update:

An accident on northbound U.S. 1 at Buckman Road is blocking the left outside lane.

An accident on I-95 near the Intercounty Connector could slow the southbound lanes, though no lane closures have been reported just yet.

7:55 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at the Leesburg Pike is blocking the right lane.

The earlier accident on I-270 South after Old Georgetown Road has been cleared.

7:40 A.M. Update:

A fire in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW is blocking the southbound lanes. Additionally, two eastbound lanes are blocked on New York Avenue. Avoid this area if you can.

7:35 A.M. Update:

A Red Line train bound for Shady Grove is disabled at Wheaton, which could create other Red Line headaches.

7:20 A.M. Update:

MARC Camden Line trains are going to run about 10 to 12 minutes late in both directions. This is due to crossing gates that are down and lights that are malfunctioning north of Greenbelt.

An accident on I-270 South after Old Georgetown Road could lead to delays there.

7:15 A.M. Update:

There’s a disabled vehicle on inbound New York Avenue in the left lane before Montana Avenue. Expect some issues as traffic slows and moves to the right.

7:05 A.M. Update:

The latest on Franconia Road near Van Dorn Street: One lane is now open in each direction. Heavy delays will still linger for traffic in both directions.

7 A.M. Update:

I-66 East is snarled at Chain Bridge Road. Expect delays to worsen as you get from that point to the Beltway.

6:40 A.M. Update:

I-395 North is starting to slow down north of the Springfield Interchange.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 is blocking the right shoulder.

6:20 A.M. Update:

Franconia Road remains closed in both directions to the east of Van Dorn Street for an accident investigation. You should avoid this area and expect heavy delays.

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 see or hear about any congestion, delays or problems, tell us in the comments section below or by tweeting @drgridlock.

The work week begins with “great” weather, though it gets much warmer by the afternoon, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

— A vehicle fire on Franconia Road at Van Dorn Street in Rose Hill is blocking Franconia Road in both directions. Franconia Road is also blocked at Gum Street due to an accident.

Watch for heavy delays in this area. Additionally, Fairfax Connector routes 109 and 310 both have delays around this road closure

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