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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/15/2012

I-95 North lanes moving again; road closures in NE DC

8:40 A.M. Update:

I-95 North isn’t empty at the Springfield Interchange, but it is much less crowded than it was earlier this morning. Traffic is flowing smoothly on up to this point.

Of course, if you’re continuing onto I-395 North, you are going to hit the usual congestion and delays.

The same is true for traffic heading on the inner loop on up to Braddock Road, the Little River Turnpike and beyond. It is slow as usual heading that way. If you’re heading to the Wilson Bridge, however, things are much less crowded right now.

Also, two things to remember this morning:

— The U.S. Capitol Police are looking into a suspicious package in the 100 block of Maryland Avenue NE. As a result, the following streets are closed: The 100 block of Constitution Avenue NE, the 100 block of East Capitol Street NE, the 100 block of Maryland Avenue NE and the unit block of 1st Street NE.

— Work on the Route 50/Arlington Boulevard interchange at Courthouse Road and 10th Street continues through Friday. Remember, lane closures will occur on westbound Arlington Boulevard between 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. this week. (Eastbound lane closures are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

8:25 A.M. Update:

The District Department of Transportation reports that traffic signals are back up and working at Logan Circle.

8:23 A.M. Update:

MARC Camden Line train 851 left Baltimore 12 minutes late.

8:20 A.M. Update:

The traffic signals are reportedly flashing at Logan Circle. Use caution when approaching the circle and expect some delays there.

8:15 A.M. Update:

The U.S. Capitol Police are looking into a suspicious package in the 100 block of Maryland Avenue NE. As a result, the following streets are closed: The 100 block of Constitution Avenue NE, the 100 block of East Capitol Street NE, the 100 block of Maryland Avenue NE and the unit block of 1st Street NE.

An accident on the eastbound Intercounty Connector at the exit for Shady Grove was reported, but no lane closures occurred and the accident has just been cleared.

8 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Little River Turnpike is blocking the right shoulder.

MARC Camden Line train 851 is going to run 12 to 15 minutes late due to equipment arriving late.

MARC Brunswick Line train 894 is going to run 8 to 10 minutes late.

7:45 A.M. Update:

An accident on Little River Turnpike near Willow Run Drive is blocking the eastbound right shoulder and could cause delays.

7:35 A.M. Update:

I-95 North remains snarled approaching the Springfield Interchange. Headaches stretch back to Woodbridge, with moderate to heavy delays much of the way.

The inner loop of the Beltway is jammed up around Braddock Road.

7:20 A.M. Update:

MARC Camden Line train 840 left Washington 33 minutes behind schedule, following behind train 842, which is running on time.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at New Hampshire Avenue has been cleared from the shoulder.

7:05 A.M. Update:

Police activity in the 100 block of Maryland Avenue NE has caused some road closures there. Avoid the surrounding area and expect to encounter issues on Maryland Avenue, Constitution Avenue and First Street.

The traffic signals are flashing at the intersection of Powder Mill and Old Gunpowder roads. Be careful approaching this spot.

7 A.M. Update:

MARC Camden Line train 840 is going to leave Washington 20 to 25 minutes behind schedule due to a mechanical issue and the need to swap out some equipment.

6:50 A.M. Update:

MARC Camden Line train 840 is going to run at least 10 to 12 minutes late this morning due to a “minor” mechanical issue, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after the Kenilworth Avenue has been cleared and the lane and shoulder reopened.

The earlier accident on I-95 North at the Springfield Interchange remains on the left shoulder, and massive delays remain for traffic heading this way.

6:40 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-95 North at the Springfield Interchange may have been cleared from the shoulder, but major delays remain stretching much of the way back to Woodbridge.

A disabled vehicle on I-395 South at King Street is blocking the right shoulder.

6:25 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at New Hampshire Avenue is blocking one of the shoulders.

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after the Kenilworth Avenue is blocking one inner loop lane and one of the shoulders.

6:20 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-95 North at the Springfield Interchange has been moved to the left shoulder. Lanes are all open and moving again, but heavy delays remain approaching this spot.

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.

There’s a small chance of showers and storms this morning, with better odds for rain this afternoon and evening, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

— An accident on I-95 North at the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right two lanes and the right shoulder. There are major delays on I-95 North.

— Trains were single-tracking on the Orange and Blue lines near Rosslyn due to a track problem near Rosslyn earlier this morning. The track problem has been resolved and normal service has resumed on both lines, according to Metro. Watch for any lingering delays.

— Work on the Route 50/Arlington Boulevard interchange at Courthouse Road and 10th Street continues through Friday. Remember, lane closures will occur on westbound Arlington Boulevard between 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. this week. (Eastbound lane closures are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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