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Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 08/16/2011

I-66 East very slow at Beltway

8:35 A.M. Update:

Delays persist for eastbound I-66 at the Beltway and Glebe Road.

Traffic signals are reportedly flashing at Henry Bacon Drive at Lincoln Circle in Northwest Washington.

An accident at 11th and Clifton streets in Northwest Washington could cause delays.

A pair of accidents on 16th Street (one at Harvard Street, one at Euclid Street) in Northwest Washington could impact commuters in that area.

There’s also an accident on Rhode Island Avenue at Q Street in Northwest Washington.

8:10 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inbound 14th Street Bridge could slow traffic there. There’s also an accident at 17th Street and Ontario Road in Northwest Washington that could cause delays.

8:05 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle has been cleared from the shoulder on eastbound I-66 before Glebe Road.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway has been cleared from the right shoulder at Braddock Road.

7:50 A.M. Update:

The accident on eastbound I-66 after Nutley Street has been cleared.

I-66 East is still pretty backed up at the Beltway and Glebe Road.

I-95 North is similarly congested around the Fairfax County Parkway.

Traffic signals are reportedly flashing at 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW as well as at Washington Circle and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

7:25 A.M. Update:

The accident on eastbound I-66 after Nutley Street is now blocking the left shoulder and left lane.

There’s still a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of I-66 East at Glebe Road, but the other disabled vehicles have been cleared from the roadway’s shoulders.

I-66 East is still very delayed approaching the Beltway and Glebe Road.

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway is blocking the right shoulder at Braddock Road.

7 A.M. Update:

Several disabled vehicles are still causing problems on eastbound I-66. The shoulders remain blocked just inside the Beltway, before Glebe Road, after Nutley Street and before the Beltway. Eastbound I-66 is very congested around the Beltway and Glebe Road.

There’s also a disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Gallows Road, blocking the right shoulder.

6:40 A.M. Update:

There’s a disabled vehicle on eastbound I-66 blocking the right shoulder just inside the Beltway. And another disabled vehicle is blocking the right shoulder on I-66 East before Glebe Road. Expect this to cause additional headaches for traffic heading this way.

6:20 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 was blocking the right lane, but that vehicle has just been cleared.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Leesburg Pike has been cleared from the shoulder.

An accident on eastbound I-66 is blocking the left shoulder near Nutley Street. This joins the accident on eastbound I-66 that is still blocking the left shoulder a bit closer to the Beltway. Heavy delays continue for eastbound I-66 approaching the Beltway.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters. We’ll be keeping tabs on any headaches, issues or problems we hear about on the roads this morning. Make sure to tell us about anything you see out there — either in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).

So far:

An accident on eastbound I-66 shortly before the Beltway is blocking the left shoulder. There’s already very heavy congestion on I-66 East approaching the Beltway, and delays on that stretch usually only worsen as the morning continues.

And an accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Leesburg Pike is blocking the right shoulder.

By  |  05:53 AM ET, 08/16/2011

 
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