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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Monitoring the Thursday A.M. commute

8:40 A.M. Update:

One lane of eastbound Route 7 has reopened at the Berlin Turnpike/Route 287, according to the Loudoun Sheriff’s office. They expect the accident to be cleared shortly.

8:35 A.M. Update:

An accident is blocking eastbound Route 7 at the Berlin Turnpike/Route 287 in Purcellville.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway after New Hampshire Avenue is blocking one of the shoulders.

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

A disabled vehicle on I-395 South after King Street is blocking the right shoulder.

8:05 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway before Braddock Road is blocking the left shoulder.

7:45 A.M. Update:

The earlier accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Kenilworth Avenue has been cleared.

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 has also been cleared.

And the disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at the Little River Turnpike has also been cleared.

7:25 A.M. Update:

The police activity on Constitution Avenue between 1st Street NW and 1st Street NE has cleared. Metrobuses on routes 96 and 97 are back on or close to running on schedule, according to Metro.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 is blocking the right shoulder.

7:10 A.M. Update:

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

6:50 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway before Kenilworth Avenue is blocking the right acceleration lane and one of the shoulders. Expect heavy delays.

6:35 A.M. Update:

Metro reports that normal service has resumed on the Blue Line at Largo. As always, watch out for any residual or lingering delays.

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 nice, sunny day today, according to the Capital Weather Gang. It will be a bright, warm day with a bit of wind, but none of the gray gloom and clouds that dominated the earlier part of the week.

So far:

— Blue Line trains are delayed heading to Franconia-Springfield due to an earlier signal problem at Largo.

— Constitution Avenue is closed between 1st Street NW and 1st Street NE and will be closed until at least 6:15 a.m., according to D.C. police.

As a result of this closure, Metrobuses on routes 96 and 97 could see delays in both directions.

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