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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Water main break on Duke Street in Alexandria

2:20 P.M. Update:

A water main break in the 1400 block of Duke Street has closed the center turn lane and one of the lanes in each direction. This break, occurring on Duke Street between Peyton and West streets, is going to cause major issues for drivers in Alexandria. Expect this to impact the afternoon rush and, if you can help it, avoid the area.

8:40 A.M. Update:

The accident on eastbound I-66 at the Beltway is still blocking the right lane. The right center lane has reopened. Expect delays approaching this spot.

One westbound lane of Suitland Parkway is blocked at Stanton Road SE due to the school bus accident.

An accident has been reported at 10th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE, but all lanes are open.

Metro reports that entrance escalators are back in service at the Medical Center station.

8:15 A.M. Update:

An accident involving a school bus has been reported on Stanton Road and Suitland Parkway SE, according to D.C. police.

All entrance escalators are out of service at the Medical Center Metro station.

8 A.M. Update:

An accident on eastbound I-66 at the Beltway is blocking the right two lanes.

7:40 A.M. Update:

Traffic on the outer loop of the Beltway approaching the New Hampshire Avenue exit remains pretty sluggish following the earlier accident, but delays do appear to be easing.

7:30 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near the New Hampshire Avenue exit has been moved to the shoulder. Some lingering delays remain, but all lanes are open again.

7:25 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near the New Hampshire Avenue exit is causing major issues around this spot, so expect big delays heading this way.

7:05 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near the New Hampshire Avenue exit could cause outer loop issues.

7 A.M. Update:

MARC Brunswick Line trains are expected to run at least 10 minutes late this morning, a day after riders on this line experienced similar delays. CSX has put speed restrictions in place between Germantown and Gaithersburg due to scheduled track work, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

The delays on Tuesday came after CSX inspected the track on the eastbound Brunswick Line between Point of Rocks and Barnesville as well as between Monocacy and Barnesville on the Frederick stretch. This inspection found several sections of track needing repairs, so trains had to run at reduced speeds in these sections.

6:55 A.M. Update:

Debris on I-95 South at Sandy Spring Road could cause southbound delays.

6:40 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on the I-95 North reversible lanes near Lorton has been cleared.

6:20 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the I-95 North reversible lanes near Lorton could cause delays there.

MARC Brunswick Line train 890 is running 8 to 10 minutes late.

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.

After a cool morning commute, we’re in for a lovely spring day: Mostly sunny skies, a light breeze and warm temperatures in the afternoon, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

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