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Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Tree removal causes Chain Bridge delays

11 A.M. Update: The National Park Service is removing a tree on Chain Bridge Road. Officials said local traffic will be allowed through, but the equipment on site will make it impossible for large vehicles to pass. The traffic impacts are expected to last through 3 p.m. The Park Service urged drivers to consider an alternate route.

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8:40 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange is blocking the left two lanes and left shoulder.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Leesburg Pike is still blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

All northbound lanes have reopened on New Hampshire Avenue/MD 450 at Venice Drive in Colesville.

Remember: The center lanes in both directions on the Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for work that’s part of a rehabilitation project. Drivers will need to use the two right lanes during this window.

8:22 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle in the northbound Third Street Tunnel has been moved to a safe zone, according to police.

An accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange is blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

The disabled vehicle on westbound I-66 is just blocking the right shoulder after the Beltway. The right lane has reopened.

8:20 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle in the northbound Third Street Tunnel could cause issues there, according to the D.C. police.

8:05 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on westbound I-66 is still blocking the right lane and right shoulder after the Beltway.

Debris in the road on the outer loop of the Beltway between the Anacostia Freeway and Branch Avenue could cause delays.

7:55 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Leesburg Pike is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

A disabled vehicle on westbound I-66 just after the Beltway is also blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

7:50 A.M. Update:

Two northbound lanes are closed on New Hampshire Avenue/MD 450 at Venice Drive in Colesville due to a utility problem. One northbound lane is still getting by.

A disabled vehicle on westbound I-66 at the Beltway is blocking the right shoulder.

7:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Leesburg Pike is blocking the right shoulder.

Some debris in the road on westbound U.S. 50 at Collington Road could slow traffic there.

7:10 A.M. Update:

The Beltway is already pretty congested around Gallows Road.

7 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-95 North in Woodbridge is still blocking the left shoulder.

6:35 A.M. Update:

The delays on I-95 North before Woodbridge have worsened. Expect issues if you’re taking I-95 North through that stretch.

There are also reported delays on eastbound I-66 approaching Nutley Street.

6:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 North in Woodbridge is blocking the left shoulder. There are already some delays approaching this spot.

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 hear about any congestion, delays, problems or anything at all, tell us in the comments section below or by tweeting @drgridlock.

The week starts off with a brisk, wintry feel, according to the Capital Weather Gang. There could even be some snow showers in the Washington region this morning, and the precipitation could turn into rain later in the day.

So far:

— An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway after New Hampshire Avenue, which was blocking multiple lanes and snarling traffic earlier, has been cleared and all lanes reopened. There are still delays approaching this spot.

— An accident in the I-95 reversible lanes in Woodbridge could cause delays there.

— Later in the morning: The center lanes in both directions on the Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for work that’s part of a rehabilitation project. Drivers will need to use the two right lanes during this window.

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