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Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 04/25/2012

22nd and 23rd streets NW closed

2:54 P.M. Update: A spokesman for DC Water wrote in an e-mail that “DC Water is pretty sure this isn’t a water main break, but we are on the scene investigating. We will provide updates.”

2 P.M. Update: DDOT reports that 22nd and 23rd streets NW are closed between H and I streets due to an earlier water main break. Officials said the closures are expected to last through rush hour while DC Water repairs the break.

10:20 A.M. Update: The District Department of Transportation reports that the street is collapsing at 22 and H NW. Crews are on the scene.

8:45 A.M.Update:

A disabled vehicle on I-395 North at Seminary Road is blocking the right shoulder of the H.O.V. lanes.

An accident on westbound I-66 at the Beltway is blocking the left lane.

8:30 AM. Update:

All lanes have reopened on Connecticut Avenue NW near the Woodley Park Metro. An earlier accident was blocking the road in both directions, and the southbound lanes opened up a short time ago. The northbound lanes are now also open and moving, though heavy delays remain.

8:15 A.M. Update:

The southbound 2700 block of Connecticut Avenue NW has reopened, according to D.C. police. The northbound lanes are still blocked in the same area, so expect major delays.

The accident and lane closures are going to cause delays for Metrobuses on routes 96, L2 and X3.

An accident on I-66 West near Nutley Street is blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

7:55 A.M. Update:

The accident on Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road NW is going to have a major impact on commuters in the near future: The northbound 2600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW and the southbound 2700 block of the same road are both closed right now. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Woodley Road, according to police.

7:45 A.M. Update:

Due to an accident on Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road NW , only one northbound lane is open on Connecticut Avenue right now. Expect delays approaching the Woodley Park area.

7:25 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-395 North at Seminary Road is still blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

A water main break in the 4100 block of Kansas Avenue NW has been repaired and all lanes reopened there.

7:05 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-395 North at Seminary Road is blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

An accident on westbound I-66 before Chain Bridge Road is blocking the right shoulder.

6:50 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-66 East at Sudley Road has been cleared and all lanes are now open again. However, expect lingering congestion for a little while due to the earlier lane closures.

6: 30 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-66 East at Sudley Road is now blocking only the left two lanes and the left shoulder. The right two lanes are open and moving.

Metro service is back to normal on the Orange and Blue lines after a Tuesday night derailment that caused massive 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 hear about any congestion, delays, problems or anything at all, tell us in the comments section below or by tweeting @drgridlock.

We’re in for a “wonderful Wednesday” with warmth, sunshine and light breezes, according to the Capital Weather Gang. Things start off chilly, but warm up throughout the day.

So far:

— An accident on I-66 East at Sudley Road is blocking the left three lanes and left shoulder. Expect major delays.

— MARC Camden Line trains are going to be delayed due to signal problems north of St. Denis. Expect trains to run 12 to 15 minutes late.

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