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Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Route 50 fully reopened near Dulles

8:45 A.M. Update:

Eastbound Route 50 has reopened near South Riding Boulevard. The roadway, which was closed in both directions by an accident earlier this morning, is now fully open. Watch out for any lingering delays stemming from the earlier closure.

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Little River Turnpike is still blocking the right lane. There’s also an accident just north of this spot on the shoulder, which will likely exacerbate delays.

8:40 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after Ritchie Marlboro Road has been cleared. Expect heavy delays to remain.

8:27 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after Ritchie Marlboro Road is now blocking two lanes and one of the shoulders. Two lanes are now open.

8:25 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Little River Turnpike is blocking the right lane.

8:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway after Ritchie Marlboro Road is blocking three lanes and one of the shoulders. Only one lane gets by, so expect heavy delays.

8:10 A.M. Update:

The westbound lanes have reopened on Route 50 near the Loudoun County Parkway. One lane of eastbound Route 50 is open, though eastbound traffic can still access the parkway.

The accident on eastbound I-66 at Sully Road is now only blocking the left shoulder. The left two lanes have reopened.

8 A.M. Update:

More bad news for commuters heading east from Loudoun County right now: An accident on eastbound I-66 at Sully Road is blocking the left two lanes and left shoulder.

I-295 Northbound is slow near the Washington-Maryland border due to traffic around the 11th Street Bridge. I-295 Southbound is also slow near the Washington-Maryland line, owing to traffic around Howard Road.

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop at New Hampshire Avenue was blocking one lane, but it has just been cleared.

7:45 A.M. Update:

Route 50 is now blocked in both directions near South Riding Boulevard to the east of the Loudoun County Parkway. Avoid this area, and expect serious delays in the vicinity.

7:35 A.M. Update:

Eastbound Route 50 is closed near South Riding Boulevard right next to Dulles, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office. This is just east of the Loudoun County Parkway. If you normally take Route 50 east towards Chantilly, you might want to try Braddock Road or even I-66 instead.

7:20 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-95 North in Lorton is still blocking the right shoulder.

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway after the G.W. Parkway has been cleared.

7:05 A.M. Update:

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

An accident on I-95 North in Lorton is blocking the right shoulder.

The accident involving a tractor trailer on eastbound I-66 at Sudley Road has been cleared.

6:50 A.M. Update:

The accident has been cleared from the Firth Sterling Avenue SE ramp to northbound I-295.

6:45 A.M. Update:

The inner loop of the Beltway is delayed around Gallows Road right now.

An accident involving a tractor trailer on eastbound I-66 at Sudley Road is blocking the left shoulder.

6:25 A.M. Update:

An accident is blocking the ramp from Firth Sterling Avenue SE to northbound I-295. Avoid this area and expect delays on Firth Sterling Avenue.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! After two very, very cold days, things warm up slightly on Thursday, according to the Capital Weather Gang. Temperatures will even reach the mid-40s today, though wind will make it feel colder. Still, it’s an improvement over Tuesday and Wednesday.

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.

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