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Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/18/2012

It’s Bike To Work Day! Use caution and share your experiences

2:35 P.M. Update:

Thousands took part in Bike to Work Day on Friday morning, ditching their cars and heading to work on two wheels. But — and there is always a but — those commuters also have to get home. Many people took part in commuting convoys guided by experience cyclists this morning, but they may not be as tightly organized heading home.

Use caution regardless of how you’re going to head home. And if you are participating in Bike to Work Day, make sure to let us know about your experiences this morning or this afternoon and evening.

Share your photos here. Tweet your photos with the hashtag #BikeWP. (If you share a photo on Instagram, you can also tag it with #BikeWP.)

8:30 A.M. Update:

Today is Bike to Work Day, and thousands of commuters are expected to ride bicycles to work.

Use extra caution when you head out — whether you’re biking, driving or walking, be very careful on the roads today. There will be plenty of cyclists who aren’t normally on the roads at the height of the morning rush.

If you are taking part in Bike to Work Day, we want to hear from you! Share your photos here. Tweet what you see — photos, experiences — with the hashtag #BikeWP. And if you share a photo on Instagram, you can also tag it with #BikeWP.

8:15 A.M. Update:

A power outage in Northeast Washington has knocked out some traffic signals, according to the D.C. police. Here’s a map of the area that has outages. Traffic is still flowing at this time, according to the police, but be aware before you head out.

8:10 A.M. Update:

Taking part in Bike to Work Day? If so, we want to hear from you! Share your photos here. Tweet what you see — photos, experiences — with the hashtag #BikeWP. And if you share a photo on Instagram, you can also tag it with #BikeWP.

7:50 A.M. Update:

MARC Penn Line train 419 is expected to run about 10 to 12 minutes late this morning, owing to the late arrival of train 404.

7:30 A.M. Update:

The left two lanes on Ft. Myer Drive are still closed between 19th and Moore streets due to the water main break in Rosslyn.

7:15 A.M. Update:

Delays continue on MARC’s Penn Line. Train 413 left 12 minutes late, while train 404 is running 30 minutes behind schedule.

7 A.M. Update:

The left two lanes on Ft. Myer Drive remain closed between 19th and Moore streets due to the water main break in Rosslyn.

6:40 A.M. Update:

The accident on southbound Collington Road/MD 197 at U.S. 50 has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

The disabled vehicle on I-270 South after the exit for Montrose Road has cleared from the shoulder.

There are some big problems already afoot for MARC riders. Due to a system-wide signal failure from Edgewood to Aberdeen, trains are having to single-track and operate at restricted speeds. Expect delays of between 30 and 60 minutes.

MARC Penn Line train 505 left late and is expected to be severely overcrowded; as a result, Metro will honor MARC tickets from New Carrollton to Washington.

6:25 A.M. Update:

We have an update on the Rosslyn water main break. Moore and 19th streets are open again. The left two lanes on Ft. Myer Drive between 19th and Moore streets are closed until further notice, though.

The disabled vehicle on I-270 South after the exit for Montrose Road is blocking one of the shoulders.

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.

Friday is Bike to Work Day, which means thousands of commuters will take to the streets to ride bikes to work. Use extra caution when you head out — whether you’re biking, driving or walking, be very careful on the roads today. There will be plenty of cyclists who aren’t normally on the roads at the height of the morning rush.

If you are taking part in Bike to Work Day, we want to hear from you! Share your photos here. Tweet what you see — photos, experiences — with the hashtag #BikeWP. And if you share a photo on Instagram, you can also tag it with #BikeWP.

The weather should be lovely for people biking to work, according to the Capital Weather Gang. There will be sun, warm temperatures and a light breeze.

So far:

— A water main break in Rosslyn is blocking four intersections. The following intersections are blocked:

- 19th and Lynn streets

- Lee Highway and Moore Street

- Lee Highway and Fort Myer Drive

- 19th and Nash streets

— An accident on southbound Collington Road/MD 197 is blocking all southbound lanes at U.S. 50.

— A disabled vehicle on I-270 South after the exit for Montrose Road could cause issues there.

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