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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Canal Road to close for maintenance

Canal Road will be closed from Arizona Avenue to Foxhall Road in Northwest Washington for maintenance work from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Traffic will be detoured to Arizona Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. The road was also closed Thursday during that period.

The work is being performed by the District Department of Transportation in cooperation with the National Park Service and includes storm drain cleaning, mowing, tree trimming and removing debris.

8:45 A.M. Update:The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Chain Bridge Road has been cleared from the shoulder, but severe backups remain. The outer loop of the Beltway is slow across the American Legion Bridge.

The accident on the inner loop at Telegraph Road has also been cleared, but there are still some delays approaching that exit.

An accident on eastbound Washington Boulevard near the ramp to I-395 South and Arlington Ridge Road could cause delays.

An accident on C Street at 3rd Street SW could also cause problems there.

8:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on New York Avenue at North Capitol Street NW could cause serious delays there.

There’s also an accident at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at Sheridan Street SE.

8:05 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Chain Bridge Road is only blocking the right shoulder, but very heavy delays remain approaching this area.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Telegraph Road has also been cleared from the main roadway, but again, expect congestion in the vicinity.

7:50 A.M. Update:

An accident at 18th and Biltmore streets NW is going to snarl traffic around that intersection.

7:45 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near Chain Bridge Road is blocking the left lane and right shoulder.

The disabled vehicle reported on the 14th Street Bridge has been cleared.

Another disabled vehicle has been reported, this one on the Sousa Bridge, but we don’t know which direction at this time.

7:25 A.M. Update:

A tractor trailer accident on I-95 South to the south of Lorton is blocking the left lane and right shoulder.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Telegraph Road is still blocking the left lane. Traffic is very, very backed up approaching this spot.

An accident on southbound I-395/westbound Southeast-Southwest Freeway at 7th Street SW could cause issues around that spot.

7:10 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle has been reported on the 14th Street Bridge, though we don’t know yet which direction.

7 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-395 South at the 8th Street exit is snarling traffic.

There’s also an accident on I-295 North at Suitland Parkway and the Anacostia Naval Station exit, and that is reportedly slowing traffic as well.

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Telegraph Road is blocking the left lane.

6:45 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on eastbound I-66 before the Fairfax County Parkway has been cleared from the shoulder.

A disabled vehicle on I-95 South at the exit for Baltimore Avenue is blocking one of the shoulders.

An accident on the 700 block of Howard Road SE is slowing traffic, according to D.C. police.

6:25 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on eastbound I-66 before the Fairfax County Parkway is blocking the right shoulder. There are some delays approaching this spot.

6:10 A.M. Update:

The accident on Georgetown Pike has been cleared and the westbound lane reopened at Dolley Madison Boulevard.

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 morning commute will be a “breeze,” weather-wise, according to the Capital Weather Gang. But bring your umbrella to work, because showers arrive later in the afternoon.

An accident is blocking the westbound right lane on the Georgetown Pike/VA 193 at Dolley Madison Boulevard/VA 123 in McLean.

Later this morning: Canal Road will close from Arizona Avenue to Foxhall Road in Northwest Washington for maintenance work. The road will be closed from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Traffic will be detoured to Arizona Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.

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