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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Keeping tabs on the A.M. commute

8:45 A.M. Update:

There is some congestion on the outer loop of the Beltway in Virginia due to a number of disabled vehicles.

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard is blocking the right center lane.

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop at I-66 is still blocking the right two lanes and the disabled vehicle at the G.W. Parkway is still blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

Traffic is otherwise fairly clear on this holiday morning, with fewer commuters on the roads and routes that would normally be congested right now.

8:30 A.M. Update:

Multiple lanes remain blocked on the outer loop in Virgina. The left lane and left shoulder are blocked at the G.W. Parkway, while the right two lanes are still blocked at I-66.

There’s also debris on the outer loop of the Beltway before U.S. 50 in Maryland, so expect delays there.

8:15 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway is blocking the left lane and left shoulder at the G.W. Parkway.

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway is also blocking the right two lanes at I-66.

8 A.M. Update:

Traffic remains remarkably clear on this sunny, chilly morning. Roadways that would generally be a mess are seeing fewer cars and fewer commuters, while even areas with a decent amount of traffic are moving smoothly.

There are some spots of congestion. The outer loop of the Beltway is a bit backed up near Leesburg Pike, while there is a decent amount of traffic on the the inner loop near Connecticut Avenue.

7:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-395 North at the D Street SW exit is causing delays, according to the D.C. police.

7:15 A.M. Update:

The accident on Suitland Parkway at Firth Sterling Avenue has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

7 A.M. Update:

An accident on Suitland Parkway at Firth Sterling Avenue is blocking all inbound lanes on Suitland Parkway and northbound Firth Sterling. Avoid the area.

Otherwise, traffic looks light all across the region, with empty roadways and little to no congestion visible on spots that would normally be snarled at this time of the morning. While the traffic is likely to pick up as the morning goes on, since there are plenty of people who have to report to work, the early commuters are reaping the benefits that come from lots of people sleeping through the commute.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! Even though it’s a holiday, plenty of people still have to go to work, so we’ll still be here monitoring the morning commute. Dress for a sunny, windy and chilly day, according to the Capital Weather Gang. We’ll be keeping an eye on the roads and rails, 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.

And since it is a holiday, there are lots of service changes this morning. Here’s our guide to the Veterans Day commute, with a list of the relevant changes for Metro service, commuter trains and buses, parking enforcement and more.

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