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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Accident snarling traffic around 13th Street and Michigan Ave. NE

8:35 A.M. Update:

The accident at 13th Street and Michigan Avenue NE continues to create major traffic issues in that area. Eastbound Michigan Avenue is still closed. Head to Crime Scene for more on this three-vehicle collision.

8:10 A.M. Update:

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

7:50 A.M. Update:

MARC Brunswick Line 876 is running 10 to 12 minutes late approaching Rockville.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway before the exit for Baltimore Avenue/U.S. 1 has been cleared from the shoulder.

7:30 A.M. Update:

The accident at 13th Street and Michigan Avenue involves an overturned vehicle, so expect delays to linger for a while. Eastbound Michigan Avenue remains closed. Again, avoid the area.

7:10 A.M. Update:

An accident at 13th Street and Michigan Avenue NE is going to wreak havoc on traffic there, so avoid the area. Eastbound Michigan Avenue is closed.

6:45 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on I-395 South has been cleared, as has the accident on Backlick Road.

6:25 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on I-395 South at Glebe Road is blocking the right shoulder.

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.

We’re in for “classic” August heat tody, which is a nice way of saying it's going to be a scorcher, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

— MARC Brunswick Line trains will board from the opposite track at the Dickerson, Barnesville, Boyds, Germantown, Metro Grove, Gaithersburg and Washington Grove stations. This is due to speed restrictions in place this morning. Expect minor delays on some trains.

Train 870 and train 890 are both running 8 to 10 minutes late.

— An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway before the exit for Baltimore Avenue/U.S. 1 is blocking one of the shoulders.

— An accident on Backlick Road near Fairfax County Parkway is blocking the northbound lanes. Watch for delays.

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