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Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 09/01/2011

I-395 North is thoroughly jammed up

8:30 A.M. Update:

Heavy delays are a problem on I-395 North, pretty much from the14th Street Bridge back to the Springfield Interchange. If you can avoid taking this road, please do; if not, expect to move slowly.

I-270 South is congested but moving approaching the spur.

The Beltway is very crowded in both directions near the American Legion Bridge, but traffic is moving.

8:15 A.M. Update:

Congestion has gotten heavier on I-395 North approaching the 14th Street Bridge. If you haven’t left yet, plan on spending some extra time if you’re heading that way.

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway after Kenilworth Avenue could cause delays there.

7:55 A.M. Update:

If you’re heading north on I-395 to the 14th Street Bridge, you might be expecting some congestion. You would be correct in this assessment.

7:35 A.M. Update:

The accident on southbound Kenilworth Avenue/MD 201 at John Hanson Highway has been cleared.

7:15 A.M. Update:

An accident on southbound Kenilworth Avenue/MD 201 at John Hanson Highway could slow southbound traffic just outside the District.

7 A.M. Update:

I-395 North already has a little congestion approaching Seminary Road.

6:45 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicles have been cleared from the outer loop of the Beltway at I-66 and on the inner loop at Braddock Road.

6:25 A.M. Update:

There’s a disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at the New Hampshire Avenue exit.

There’s also a disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at I-66 and another one on the inner loop at Braddock Road. The right shoulders are blocked in both spots.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters. We have another day of lovely weather ahead of us, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

We’ll be keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning, reporting any delays or issues. 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 we’ve been saying this since the storm hit, but it’s still an issue some of you might encounter: Watch out for debris, downed trees and flooded roadways. If you approach a dark traffic signal, treat that intersection as a four-way stop. If you still encounter debris or flooding, use another route and report that spot (information on how to do that is below).

Resources for reporting power outages, downed trees and debris in roadways.

Utilities
-- BGE outages: 877-778-2222; downed wires: 800-685-0123; outage map
-- Dominion outages and downed wires: 866-366-4357; outage map 
-- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative outages and downed wires: 703-335-0500; outage reports
-- Pepco outages: 877-737-2662; downed wires: 202-872-343; outage map
-- Washington Gas: 800-752-7520

Downed trees and debris in roads

Anne Arundel County: After hours, 410-222-6120; northern district, 410-222-6120; central district, 410-222-7940; southern district; 410-222-7940; Annapolis; 410-263-7870.

Arlington County:703-228-6527; after hours, 703-558-2222.

Calvert County: 410-535-1600.

Charles County: 301-932-3450 or 301-870-2778.

The District: 311; clogged storm drains, 202-612-3400.

Fairfax County703-324-5033 (Public Works); 571-350-1000 (Emergency Management); 703-383-VDOT.

Howard County: 410-313-3440.

Loudoun County:703-777-0333 (Emergency Management); 703-383-VDOT.

Maryland state: 800-543-2515.

Montgomery County: 240-777-6000.

National Park Service: http://www.nps.gov/state/dc/

Prince George's County: 301-499-8520; after hours, 301-499-8600.

Prince William County: 703-792-7070 or 703-383-VDOT.

Virginia State703-383-VDOT.

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