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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Monitoring the wet, cloudy Tuesday A.M. commute

8:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on Chain Bridge Road near the ramp to the G.W. Parkway is closing the right two lanes and right shoulder. Expect very heavy delays.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at the B.W. Parkway exit has been cleared.

8:05 A.M. Update:

A commuter reports that a motorcycle has broken down in the I-395 HOV lanes between Seminary Road and King Street. It’s on the side but slowing traffic.

8 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at the B.W. Parkway exit could cause delays there.

7:40 A.M. Update:

An Orange Line train bound for New Carrollton off-loaded passengers at the Court House station due to a door problem. That train has been taken out of service, but watch for some delays stemming from this.

7:20 A.M. Update:

Metro reports that normal service has resumed on the Orange Line, but watch for any lingering delays.

The accident on the inner loop at the exit for I-95 in Maryland has been cleared from the right off-ramp lane.

7 A.M. Update:

Now Metro reports that the Orange Line is delayed in both directions due to the earlier train malfunction at West Falls Church.

The accident on the inner loop at the exit for I-95 in Maryland is blocking one of the right off-ramp lanes.

6:50 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Connecticut Avenue has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

There are Orange Line delays to Vienna due to an earlier train malfunction at West Falls Church, according to Metro.

6:35 A.M. Update:

The downed tree on G.W. Parkway after I-495 has been cleared and all lanes are open and moving.

An accident on the inner loop exit for I-95 in Maryland could slow traffic there, but no lane closures have been reported yet.

6:15 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Connecticut Avenue is blocking two lanes, both shoulders and one of the inner loop’s shoulders.

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.

We’re in for a day of showers and storms, according to the Capital Weather Gang. Make sure to grab your umbrella before heading out.

So far:

— A downed tree on southbound G.W. Parkway after I-495 is blocking the right lane; the left lane is open, but heavy delays are building up.

— An accident on southbound MD-295 at U.S. 50 could cause delays, but no lane closures have been reported yet.

— MARC Brunswick Line train 892, scheduled to depaet Frederick at 6:05 a.m., is running with two fewer cars than normal because of a mechanical issue. Expect overcrowding on the remaining cars.

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