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Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Monitoring the A.M. commute: Major MARC delays

9 A.M. Update:

Major headaches remain for MARC’s Brunswick and Camden lines. Both lines have experienced severe delays this morning due to switch and signal problems.

On the Brunswick Line, train 894 is running 22 minutes late, followed by train 880 running 10 to 12 minutes behind. Camden Line train 851 is 20 minutes late, while train 844 is about 15 minutes behind schedule.

A disabled vehicle on northbound DC-295 after exit 3A is blocking the left lane.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at River Road is still blocking one of the shoulders.

I-395 North is typically jammed up around the 14th Street Bridge, and there are also delays around the King Street exit.

8:45 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at River Road is blocking one of the shoulders.

8:40 A.M. Update:

MARC Camden Line train 851 is running 20 minutes late approaching Dorsey, while train 844 is 16 minutes behind as it approaches Laurel.

8:30 A.M. Update:

If you’re just joining us: MARC’s Camden Line trains continue running 30 to 40 minutes late in and out of Washington, while Brunswick Line trains are at least 15 to 30 minutes behind. Metro is taking MARC tickets.

8:15 A.M. Update:

The accident on southbound I-395 at 6th Street has been cleared and all lanes opened. Watch for heavy delays to linger for quite some time, as the usual congestion heading this way is going to be worse than usual following the earlier lane closures.

8:03 A.M. Update:

The suspicious package in the 100 block of D Street NE has been cleared and all streets around that reopened.

8 A.M. Update:

The accident on southbound I-395 at 6th Street is blocking the right two lanes and the exit ramp to 6th Street.

The accident at 9th and H streets NW isn’t affecting traffic, so you should be fine in that area.

7:50 A.M. Update:

MARC’s Camden Line trains continue running 30 to 40 minutes late in and out of Washington, while Brunswick Line trains are at least 15 to 30 minutes behind.

The accident on 4th Street at Massachusetts Avenue NE has been cleared.

7:45 A.M. Update:

A suspicious package in the 100 block of D Street NE is being investigated. As a result, 1st Street is closed from Columbus Circle to D Street NE, while D Street is closed between Louisiana Avenue and 2nd Street NE.

7:25 A.M. Update:

An accident on southbound I-395 at 6th Street is blocking the right lane and the exit ramp to 6th Street.

An accident at 9th and H streets NW could create delays.

And an accident on 4th Street at Massachusetts Avenue NE is blocking westbound lanes there.

7:15 A.M. Update:

MARC’s Camden Line problems are getting worse: Some trains are now going to run 30 to 40 minutes late in and out of Washington. Again, Metro will honor tickets on the Green Line.

7 A.M. Update:

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

I-66 East significantly slows down around Chain Bridge Road.

6:45 A.M. Update:

MARC Penn Line train 404 is running 15 to 20 minutes behind schedule after train 505 arrived late. All three MARC lines have issues this morning, with delays of 10 to 20 minutes on the Camden Line and delays of 15 to 30 minutes on the Brunswick Line.

6:30 A.M. Update:

All MARC Camden Line trains are going to experience delays of at least 10 to 20 minutes due to a signal and switch problem just outside of Washington. These delays join the problems already slowing Brunswick and Penn Line trains.

6:15 A.M. Update:

Normal Orange and Blue Line service has resumed at Federal Triangle, according to Metro. Watch for any residual delays on those lines.

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 a sunny, clear, dry day, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

— Orange and Blue Line trains are delayed to New Carrollton and Largo due to an earlier train malfunction at Federal Triangle.

— MARC trains are experiencing some heavy delays right now. Brunswick Line trains are all going to run 15 to 30 minutes late due to signal and switch problems. As a result, Metro will honor MARC tickets.

Brunswick Line train 890 is 10 minutes behind schedule and running ahead of delayed train 870 to make all stops. Additionally, Penn Line train 505 is running 20 minutes late due to mechanical problems.

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