Monitoring the A.M. commute

October 1, 2012

10:30 a.m. Update | Normal service resumes on Green, Blue and Yellow lines

Metro reports that normal service has resumed at L’Enfant Plaza. Again, expect some lingering delays on the Blue, Green and Yellow lines.

10:05 a.m. Update | Green, Blue and Yellow lines

The suspicious package was on the track outside of L’Enfant Plaza, which created single-tracking, delays and off-loaded trains. Normal service is resuming, but watch for residual delays and crowding at affected stations.

10:03 a.m. Update | Suspicious package cleared

The suspicious package has just been cleared, according to Metro.

10 a.m. Update | Avoid 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.

The protesters are gathered near 13th and 14th streets and Pennsylvania Avenue. Expect delays around this spot and avoid the area.

The Green, Yellow and Blue Line delays stem from a police investigation at L’Enfant Plaza. Police are investigating a suspicious package at L’Enfant.

Yellow Line trains are off-loading at Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza.

9:55 a.m. Update | Green, Yellow and Blue Line delays

Green and Blue Line trains are going to single-track and experience delays due to Yellow Line trains holding at L’Enfant Plaza and the Pentagon for police activity.

9:45 a.m. Update | Protesters near 13th and E streets NW

The protesters are heading south on 13th Street to E Street NW, police report.

9:35 a.m. Update | Protesters westbound on G Street

The protesters are heading west on G Street from 11th Street NW, according to police.

9:27 a.m. Update | Protesters near Metro Center

Annie Gowen reports that the protesters are now at 10th and G streets NW near Metro Center.

9:25 a.m. Update | 6th Street NW blocked

An accident in the 500 bock of 6th Street NW is blocking 6th Street in both directions.

9:15 a.m. Update | Protesters now on H Street

Protesters are moving west on H Street from 7th Street, according to police.

9:10 a.m. Update | Protesters on I Street

The protesters are now heading east on I (Eye) Street from 8th Street NW.

9:05 a.m. Update | Protesters on K Street at Mt. Vernon Square

The protesters have now moved onto eastbound K Street and are at Mount Vernon Square.

9 a.m. Update | Protesters heading east on New York Ave.

Protesters are heading east on New York Avenue from 11th Street NW, police report.

8:57 a.m. Update | I Street NW blocked

I (Eye) Street is blocked at 11th Street NW, according to WTOP’s Kristi King.

8:54 a.m. Update | Protesters on New York Ave.

Police report that protesters are now at 1101 New York Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets NW.

8:50 a.m. Update | Protesters gather at 13th and K streets

And now protesters are massing at 13th and K streets NW, according to Annie Gowen. The police also report issues around 13th and I (Eye) streets NW, so avoid that entire area if possible.

WTOP’s Kristi King just tweeted this photo from the scene.

8:49 a.m. Update | Blue, Orange line delays cleared

Metro reports that normal service has resumed on the Blue and Orange lines. Watch for lingering delays.

8:45 a.m. Update | Protesters near Franklin Square

Annie Gowen reports that protesters are now gathered at 1350 K Street. That’s right between 13th and 14th streets, so expect issues there.

8:35 a.m. Update | Marchers on L Street

Marchers are now heading east on L Street, Annie Gowen reports. They are still in the vicinity of 15th and 16th streets.

8:30 a.m. Update | 14th Street reopened

Southbound 14th Street has reopened at Girard Street. Watch for lingering delays.

8:26 a.m. Update | Blue/Orange Line delays linger

The disabled Orange Line train has been off-loaded at Federal Triangle and is heading back to New Carrollton, according to Metro. All trains are moving again, but expect residual delays in both directions on the Blue and Orange lines.

8:24 a.m. Update | Marchers on K Street

Marchers are now heading east on K Street toward 16th Street. Annie Gowen reports that they have a police escort and everything is very organized and calm right now.

8:15 a.m. Update | Disabled Orange Line train creating delays

The disabled train outside of Federal Triangle is an Orange Line train heading for Vienna. The train is experiencing a brake problem, which is creating delays in both directions.

8:12 a.m. Update | Blue/Orange Line delays

The Blue and Orange lines are experiencing delays in both directions due to a disabled train outside Federal Triangle.

The crash on I-395 North at Duke Street has just been cleared.

8:10 a.m. Update | No problems on K Street right now

The protesters are moving north on 18th Street right now. K Street is flowing smoothly in both directions right now near Farragut Square, with no real delays between 16th and 19th streets NW.

Meanwhile, a bicycle rider was hit by a vehicle at 14th and Fairmont Street NW. Southbound 14th Street is blocked at Girard Street, so expect delays there. Head to 13th or 16th streets instead.

8:05 a.m. Update | Protesters are on the move

The protesters headed west on K Street from Farragut Square before heading north onto 18th Street.

7:57 a.m. Update | More from Farragut Square

The Post’s Annie Gowwen is on the scene at Farragut Square. She reports that about 50 protesters are there and getting ready to march.

7:52 a.m. Update | A view of Occupy

WTOP’s Kristi King tweeted this photo of gathered Occupy D.C. protesters at Farragut Square.

7:50 a.m. Update | MARC delays

MARC Camden Line train 849 is running 12 minutes late and will board at the opposite track at the Savage station.

7:42 a.m. Update | Latest on Occupy D.C.

WUSA’s Kristin Fisher reports that there are about 50 protesters currently gathered at Farragut Square and more are coming.

7:40 a.m. Update | MARC delays

MARC Brunswick Line train 876 is running 15 to 18 minutes late.

7:32 a.m. Update | Accident cleared from southbound B.W. Parkway

The accident on southbound B.W. Parkway/MD-295 at Arundel Mills Boulevard has been cleared and the left lane reopened.

7:25 a.m. Update | Accident blocking southbound B.W. Parkway lane

An accident on southbound B.W. Parkway/MD-295 at Arundel Mills Boulevard is blocking the left lane. Expect delays.

MARC Brunswick Line train 892 is running 15 minutes late.

7:20 a.m. Update | Crash remains on I-395 North

The accident on I-395 North at Duke Street is still blocking the right shoulder.

The disabled vehicle on I-95 South near the Fairfax County Parkway has been cleared from the shoulder.

7:15 a.m. Update | Disabled vehicle on I-95 South

A disabled vehicle on I-95 South near the Fairfax County Parkway is blocking the right shoulder.

7 a.m. Update | Occupy marches could slow commute

A series of marches and events meant to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy D.C. could impact the Monday morning commute.

Occupy protesters are planning to gather at Farragut Square beginning at 7 a.m. before marching on K Street, which could snarl traffic in the area. There will also be events later at other areas in Washington, which could create traffic headaches at different spots on K Street and other locations across downtown D.C.

We’ll keep an eye on this and bring you the latest on how it impacts traffic this morning.

The marches are scheduled to wrap up by 10 or 10:30 a.m., with protesters regrouping at Freedom Plaza (14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue) And there is also another planned march on K Street set for 11:30 am. to 2 p.m., so the area could see additional traffic headaches later.

6:50 a.m. Update | I-270 North crash cleared

The accident on I-270 North at the exit for Old Hundred Road has been cleared and the right lane and right shoulder reopened.

6:40 a.m. Update | Accidents remain on I-395, I-270

The accident on I-395 North at Duke Street is still blocking the right shoulder.

The accident on I-270 North at the exit for Old Hundred Road is still blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

MARC Brunwick Line train 874 is running 12 minutes late.

6:17 a.m. Update | Accident on I-270 North

An accident on I-270 North at the exit for Old Hundred Road is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

6:05 a.m. Update | Crash on I-395 North

An accident on I-395 North at Duke Street 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.

October begins with a chilly morning and some fog, though it could rain later in the day, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

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Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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