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Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday A.M. commute

7:25 A.M. Update:

All Brunswick trains continue boarding at the opposite track at Boyds, Germantown, Metropolitan Grove, Gaithersburg and Washington Grove. This is due to a disabled freight train.

7:20 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on westbound I-66 after the Beltway is blocking the right shoulder.

7:05 A.M. Update:

I-395 North is pretty jammed around Duke Street, with congestion building from the Springfield Interchange on through to that spot.

I-95 North is also slow around the Fairfax County Parkway.

6:50 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway near the G.W. Parkway is blocking both shoulders.

A disabled vehicle on I-95 South after the Fairfax County Parkway is blocking the right shoulder.

6:30 A.M. Update:

MARC Brunswick Line train 890 is running 12 minutes late.

6:20 A.M. Update:

The debris on eastbound U.S. 50 before U.S. 301 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 see or hear about any congestion, delays or problems, tell us in the comments section below or by tweeting @drgridlock.

Showers and thundershowers are likely in the afternoon and evening, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

— All Brunswick trains are boarding at the opposite track at Boyds, Germantown, Metropolitan Grove, Gaithersburg and Washington Grove. This is due to a disabled freight train.

— Debris on eastbound U.S. 50 before U.S. 301 could create delays there.

And remember, school resumes this week in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria. Watch for additional traffic around schools in those areas and be careful around bus stops.

More than that, expect heavier congestion in general now that we’ve moved beyond Labor Day. The roads will be more crowded, the congestion heavier and the traffic returning to pre-summer levels (in areas lucky enough to see congestion decrease over the summer months).

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