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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 12/22/2011

I-66 East crawling to Beltway; lane blocked at Fairfax Co. Parkway

8:30 A.M. Update:

The accident on eastbound I-66 at the Fairfax County Parkway is now blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

Expect to encounter serious problems on I-66 East heading to Chain Bridge Road and the Beltway. An earlier accident blocked multiple lanes, and delays have been a problem for much of the morning. Use an alternate route if you can.

And if you are heading out of town today for the holiday weekend, make sure to read Dr. Gridlock’s advice:

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Getaway guide for Maryland

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8:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on eastbound I-66 at the Fairfax County Parkway is blocking the left two lanes. This stretch is already backed up, but expect delays to get much, much worse.

8:05 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle is blocking one of the shoulders on the inner loop of the Beltway at the exit for U.S. 50 in Prince George’s County.

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop at the Little River Turnpike has been cleared from the shoulder.

7:55 A.M. Update:

The accident on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road has been cleared and the lanes reopened. Very heavy delays remain.

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

There are now multiple disabled vehicles on the shoulder of eastbound I-395 at the Third Street Tunnel. Expect some delays there.

7:40 A.M. Update:

The accident on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road is now blocking the right two lanes and the right shoulder. Expect heavy delays.

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop at Telegraph Road is blocking the left shoulder.

A disabled vehicle on the shoulder of eastbound I-395 at the Third Street Tunnel could cause traffic to slow down at that spot.

7:25 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Gallows Road is blocking the right shoulder.

7:10 A.M. Update:

An accident on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

6:55 A.M. Update:

An accident on Mount Olivet Road and Montello Avenue in Northeast Washington could cause delays, according to D.C. police.

6:40 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-95 North on the right shoulder of exit 170A at the Springfield Interchange has been cleared.

6:20 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on northbound MD 704 north of U.S. 50 has been cleared.

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.

Many people are heading to work today as they would any other day, but some folks are already heading out of town for the holiday weekend. The weather shouldn’t be a major impediment to commuters or holiday travelers getting an early start on their weekends. Showers should hold off until after much of the evening commute, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far this morning:

— An accident on I-95 North is blocking the right shoulder of exit 170A at the Springfield Interchange.

— A disabled vehicle on northbound MD 704 north of U.S. 50 could cause delays there.

And if you are heading out of town today for the holiday weekend, make sure to read Dr. Gridlock’s advice:

Getaway advice for Virginia driving

Getaway guide for Maryland

Traffic and transit tips

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