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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Tuesday A.M. commute: I-395 South moving again before Springfield Interchange

9:05 A.M. Update:

I-395 South is flowing smoothly again as you approach the Springfield Interchange. The earlier standstill traffic has cleared out and now it’s back to the norm for this time of the morning.

I-395 North remains pretty jammed up leaving the Springfield Interchange. Traffic eases considerably around Seminary Road, but heavy congestion returns as you pass Ridge Road and Washington Boulevard. These delays last on through the 14th Street Bridge.

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway near Central Avenue has been cleared from the shoulder.

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at I-66 has been cleared form the shoulder..

8:55 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway near Central Avenue is blocking one of the shoulders.

There’s also a disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at blocking the right shoulder at I-66.

8:35 A.M. Update:

There’s an accident at 701 Howard Road SE involving a D.C. school bus, according to the D.C. police. One student on the bus was not injured, while a bus attendant reported back pain. Expect potential delays in that area.

8:30 A.M. Update:

I-395 South appears to have fully reopened near the Springfield Interchange. Southbound traffic is flowing smoothly again.

The debris on the inner loop of the Beltway at Georgia Avenue is blocking one of the shoulders.

8:15 A.M. Update:

Traffic is moving again on I-395 South, though heavy delays remain from the earlier accident that blocked the left two lanes. It appears that at least one of the left two lanes has reopened. We’ll update with more information as we get it.

Meanwhile, debris on the inner loop of the Beltway at Georgia Avenue could cause delays there.

8 A.M. Update:

An accident on South Capitol Street just north of Chesapeake Street SW is blocking one northbound lane alongside Bolling Air Force Base.

An accident on I-395 North at Edsall Road is blocking the right shoulder. A disabled vehicle is blocking the right shoulder just north of that, near the Duke Street exit.

7:50 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-395 South before the Springfield Interchange is still blocking the left two lanes. Traffic can still get by on the far right lane, but it’s severely congested heading to this spot. Southbound delays begin after Seminary Road.

7:35 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on I-270 North after I-370 has been cleared from the right merge lane.

7:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-395 South before the Springfield Interchange is blocking the left two lanes, though traffic can get by on the right and can exit. This is causing heavy southbound delays, snarling traffic before the Duke Street exit.

It’s unclear if this is the same accident a commuter reported earlier on I-395 South before the Springfield Interchange or if it’s something separate.

There’s also the usual congestion on I-395 North right now, though that’s heaviest on the first half of I-395. Once you get closer to Pentagon City and Washington Boulevard, it’s a smoother ride.

Also, the disabled vehicle on I-270 North after I-370 is blocking the right merge lane.

7:20 A.M. Update:

There’s a disabled vehicle on I-270 North after I-370. No lane closures have been reported yet, but it could cause delays.

An accident on I-95 South after the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right shoulder.

7 A.M. Update:

There’s an accident or a disabled vehicle on I-395 South in the center lane before the Springfield Interchange, a commuter reports. It’s beginning to cause some delays for I-395 South.

6:50 A.M. Update:

There’s a disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at the American Legion Bridge. The right shoulder is blocked.

6:40 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-270 South at the W. Diamond Avenue exit has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

6:25 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-270 South at the W. Diamond Avenue exit is blocking two southbound lanes and one of the shoulders.

An accident on I-95 North in Lorton is blocking the left shoulder of the H.O.V. lanes.

A disabled vehicle on I-95 North in Occoquan 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.

It’s going to be a chilly day, but not as cold or unpleasant as Monday, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

— MARC Camden Line train 841 is running 12 to 15 minutes late due to signal problems.

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