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Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Delays on I-95 North, inner loop and I-270 South

8:35 A.M. Update:

All lanes have reopened on Crain Highway/U.S. 301 at Pierce Road in Waldorf after an earlier accident snarled northbound traffic.

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway near Braddock Road is blocking the right shoulder. This isn’t likely to help inner loop traffic, which is crawling as you approach I-66.

There’s also a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the outer loop at Gallows Road.

An accident in the 4400 block of Arkansas Avenue in Northwest Washington is probably going to cause delays there.

Southbound U.S. 29 (Colesville Road/Columbia Pike) is a slow mess from White Oak to the Beltway. Don’t head this way if you can help it.

There are also very heavy delays reported on I-270 South heading to I-370.

8:20 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway just north of I-66 has been moved from the right lane. There are still the usual hevy delays on the inner loop approaching I-66.

8:10 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway just north of I-66 is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

Wires are reportedly down on 30th Street and Cleveland Avenue NW, so try to avoid that intersection.

An accident on New Hampshire Avenue and M Street NW is going to cause traffic headaches there.

The accident in the 400 block of New York Avenue NW is still there and could cause additional delays.

7:45 A.M. Update:

I-95 North is heavily congested approaching the Franconia Springfield Parkway. The right lane and right shoulder have reopened, but the delays remain.

An accident on Rhode Island Avenue at Monroe Street NE could cause serious delays in that vicinity.

There’s also an accident in the 400 block of New York Avenue NW.

7:25 A.M. Update:

More problems on I-95 North at the Franconia Springfield Parkway: An accident is blocking the right lane and right shoulder. Again, it’s unclear if this has anything to do with the earlier accident and lane closures in the same area.

The 2100 and 2200 blocks of Alabama Avenue SE remain closed due to police activity. Avoid that area.

Watch out for delays caused by an accident on New Jersey Avenue and P Street NW.

An accident on westbound U.S. 50 after the Beltway could cause delays.

7 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 North at Prince William Parkway is blocking the right lane and right shoulder. It’s unclear if this is related to the accident the Virginia Department of Transportation reported earlier as being in the same spot but on the southbound lanes.

The earlier accident on I-95 North is still bocking the right shoulder at the Franconia Springfield Parkway. There are very heavy backups approaching this spot.

The accident on Crain Highway/U.S. 301 at Pierce Road in Waldorf is still blocking two northbound lanes and one of the shoulders. A pedestrian was struck by a car at around 5:30 a.m., Maggie Fazeli Fard reports on Crime Scene.

6:40 A.M. Update:

An accident on Crain Highway/U.S. 301 at Pierce Road in Waldorf is blocking two northbound lanes and one of the shoulders. All northbound lanes were closed for a spell earlier this morning, with traffic diverted onto MD-925, but one northbound lane is now open.

The debris on I-95 South at Van Dusen Road has been cleared.

The accident on I-95 North before the Franconia Springfield Parkway is now only blocking the right shoulder. The right lane has reopened.

An accident on I-95 South at the Prince William Parkway is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

6:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 North before the Franconia Springfield Parkway is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

Debris on I-95 South at Van Dusen Road could slow traffic there.

Original post:

Good morning, commuters! The rain is gone, but today should be a windy one, according to the Capital Weather Gang. 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.

So far:

— The 2100 and 2200 blocks of Alabama Avenue SE are closed due to police activity. Avoid that area.

By  |  05:58 AM ET, 10/20/2011

 
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