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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/03/2012

I-270 reopens after accident

1:35 p.m. Update: The highway was closed due to an accident in the northbound lanes and the emergency response. According to state reporting services, the highway has reopened.

1:10 p.m. Update: Interstate 270 is closed in both directions following an accident near MD 80.Traffic is being detoured. A medevac helicopter is on the scene.

8:30 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway continues to block two lanes at St. Barnabas Road. If you’re heading this way any time soon expect to encounter issues.

8:25 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on southbound DC-295 before the 11th Street Bridge is blocking the right lane.

An accident on eastbound I-66 at the Beltway is blocking the left shoulder.

8:10 A.M. Update:

MARC train 448 is running 36 minutes late; it was stopped at Union Station due to a mechanical problem. Train 452 is running 40 minutes late, also due to a mechanical issue.

8 A.M. Update:

The inner loop accident at St. Barnabas Road continues to block the left two lanes.

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

7:45 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 South/the inner loop is blocking two southbound lanes at St. Barnabas Road.

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

I-395 North slows down before Seminary Road.

7:20 A.M. Update:

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

A commuter reports an accident on the southbound Wilson Bridge, blocking the right lane of the express lanes.

7 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-66 East before Chain Bridge Road has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

The gas repairs blocking one southbound lane on 14th Street NW will also cause delays for Metrobuses 52, 53 and 54.

6:45 A.M. Update:

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

The accident on I-95 North at the Springfield Interchange has been cleared from the shoulder.

6:25 A.M. Update:

The right lane on southbound 14th Street between Monroe Street and Park Road NW is closed while repairs are made to a gas line. It should be closed until 9:30 a.m., so expect delays in this area through the morning rush.

A disabled vehicle on I-395 South at Edsall Road is blocking the right 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.

As we saw with Monday morning’s commute, spring break in the region should contribute to lighter traffic on the roads in many areas. However, Metro riders should expect bigger crowds; spring break is also when plenty of tourists trek to Washington. So be prepared for crowded trains, even outside of the morning rush.

Some early morning frost is possible, but it will mostly be a sunny, breezy day, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

— An accident on I-95 North at the Springfield Interchange is blocking the left shoulder.

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