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Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Wet Monday A.M. commute: Use caution out there

8:40 A.M. Update:

It’s wet and rainy out there, and there have been several accidents and other traffic issues this morning. Use caution when you head out today.

One southbound lane remains blocked on Connecticut Avenue at Bradley Lane. The other two lanes have reopened.

MARC train 878 is running 45 minutes behind schedule. Again, Metro is accepting MARC tickets.

8:25 A.M. Update:

Only one lane of southbound Connecticut Avenue remains closed south of Bradley Lane.

MARC Brunswick Line train 880 is running 10 to 15 minutes late following delayed train 878.

MARC Penn Line trains should expect to encounter delays of 12 to 15 minutes in both directions due to signal issues between Bowie and Washington.

8:10 A.M. Update:

Southbound Connecticut Avenue remains blocked south of Bradley Lane.

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway between the Rockville Pike and Connecticut Avenue could cause issues there.

8 A.M. Update:

The accident on southbound Rock Creek Parkway has been cleared and all southbound lanes (and the ramp from P Street) have been reopened. Expect some lingering delays.

Traffic on northbound DC-295 is very stop-and-go due to the weather and the accident on the 11th Street Bridge, according to D.C. police.

7:45 A.M. Update:

An accident on the northbound 11th Street Bridge is blocking at least one lane, so expect heavy delays there.

MARC train 876 has been officially terminated, according to the MTA.

The accident on westbound U.S. 50 after Collington Road has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

Southbound Connecticut Avenue remains blocked south of Bradley Lane.

7:40 A.M. Update:

MARC train 878, which is taking on the passengers from MARC 876, is running 30 minutes behind schedule. In addition to running late, that train is going to be very crowded due to the extra passengers, so it’s just not going to be fun for anyone. One alternative: Metro is accepting MARC tickets.

7:20 A.M. Update:

The Maryland Transit Administration reports that train 876, rather than train 872, has stopped west of Dickerson after hitting a deer. The train is reversing back to Point of Rocks to unload passengers, who will be taken on by train 878; expect over-crowding on that train. Metro will honor MARC tickets.

Debris on Connecticut Avenue is blocking southbound lanes south of Bradley Lane.

An accident on westbound U.S. 50 after Collington Road is blocking two lanes and one of the shoulders.

7:05 A.M. Update:

An accident on southbound Rock Creek Parkway at P Street is blocking the right two lanes and the ramp from P Street to southbound Rock Creek Parkway. If you normally use the P Street ramp, head down to Pennsylvania Avenue or K Street to get onto the parkway.

MARC train 872 hit a deer and the train is stopped while the cew assesses the issue, according to a rider.

MARC Brunswick Line train 876 is running 10 minutes late.

6:45 A.M. Update:

The inner loop of the Beltway is pretty congested before Gallows Road.

I-95 North is also fairly crowded between Lorton and the Springfield Interchange. The accident on I-95 North at Lorton is still blocking the right shoulder.

6:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 North in Lorton 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.

After several days of sunshine and clear skies, the work week kicks off with a lot of rain, according to the Capital Weather Gang. There will be showers in the morning and another batch later this afternoon, though they will be mixed with some dry stretches. Don’t forget your umbrella.

Also:

— Did you encounter delays on the Virginia Railway Express on Friday afternoon? VRE has apologized and offered this explanation.

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