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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Eastbound Leesburg Pike reopened at I-66, but expect delays to linger

8:45 A.M. Update:

Eastbound Leesburg Pike is completely open again at I-66 after an earlier accident blocked all eastbound lanes and the ramp from I-66 East. While all lanes are open, there are still delays stemming from the earlier closures.

An accident on I-395 South at Edsall Road is blocking the right shoulder.

8:30 A.M. Update:

The accident on eastbound Leesburg Pike at I-66 has been cleared and the lanes reopened. Expect lingering delays.

8:20 A.M. Update:

Update on the Leesburg Pike accident: The accident is near the ramp from eastbound I-66 and it is blocking the eastbound lanes, shoulders and entrance ramp. It doesn’t appear to be blocking the westbound lane any more.

Metrobuses on routes 3T, 28A, 28T and 28X could see delays due to the accident on the Leesburg Pike.

An accident has been reported on westbound I-395 at the 295 split, according to D.C. police.

A pedestrian was struck at Gallatin Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW, but she is awake, breathing and alert, police report. No lanes are blocked.

8 A.M. Update:

An accident on eastbound Leesburg Pike near Shreve Road in Falls Church is blocking the eastbound lanes and shoulders; the westbound left lane is also blocked.

The southbound lane and shoulder on Enterprise Road/MD 193 at Central Avenue/MD 214 in Kettering have reopened. They’ve been blocked for a while due to debris in the road, but all lanes are open again.

7:45 A.M. Update:

Debris in the road still blocks one southbound lane and one of the shoulders on Enterprise Road/MD 193 at Central Avenue/MD 214 in Kettering.

7:30 A.M. Update:

It seems plenty of people took off early for this weekend’s holidays, because it looks like smooth sailing on the region’s main arteries right now. Traffic is flowing smoothly through multiple areas that are generally slow at this time of the morning (I-66 East at the Beltway, the outer loop of the Beltway near Colesville Road, inbound New York Avenue/U.S. 50 entering Washington).

7:05 A.M. Update:

Debris in the road continues to block one southbound lane and one of the shoulders on Enterprise Road/MD 193 at Central Avenue/MD 214 in Kettering.

6:45 A.M. Update:

There was a disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard, but it has been cleared.

6:25 A.M. Update:

Debris in the road is blocking one southbound lane and one of the shoulders on Enterprise Road/MD 193 at Central Avenue/MD 214 in Kettering.

The disabled vehicle on I-395 South at Duke Street has been cleared from the shoulder.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at the Leesburg Pike has also been cleared from the 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 hear about any congestion, delays, problems or anything at all, tell us in the comments section below or by tweeting @drgridlock.

We’re in for a fairly sunny Friday, but it’s going to be windy and chilly, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

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

— A disabled vehicle on I-395 South at Duke Street is also blocking the right shoulder.

— MARC Brunswick Line riders: All trains at the Brunswick station will board on the opposite track.

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