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Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Northbound Landover Road reopened

8:45 A.M. Update:

Landover Road has fully reopened after being closed for much of the morning due to a fatal accident.

The accident on westbound I-66 at Sully Road is now blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

The left lane is still blocked on the inner loop of the Beltway before Braddock Road, while the accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near Clermont Avenue in Alexandria is still blocking the right lane and right center lane.

Watch out for a disabled vehicle in the 4400 block of C Street in Southeast Washington, which could slow traffic there.

There’s also a disabled vehicle at the intersection of Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues in Northwest Washington.

Accidents on Wisconsin Avenue and River Road and on 12th Street and Florida Avenue in Northwest Washington could cause traffic headaches around those intersections.

8:30 A.M. Update:

Northbound Landover Road remains blocked near Martin Luther King Jr. Highway/MD 704 due to the fatal accident earlier this morning.

Remember, Branch Avenue will be closed on either side of Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast Washington beginning on Thursday at 10 a.m. The road is scheduled to be closed from Thursday at 10 a.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. due to road work. Pennsylvania Avenue and sidewalks will remain open.

8:20 A.M. Update:

Expect some traffic issues around the intersection of 7th and I (Eye) streets in Northwest Washington, as officials respond to an unattended item there. [UPDATE The bag has been cleared, per the D.C. Fire Department, but there might still be residual traffic issues as they leave the scene.]

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway before Braddock Road is blocking the left lane.

An accident on westbound I-66 at Sully Road is blocking the right center lane, right lane and right shoulder. Expect big, big delays heading out that way.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near Clermont Avenue in Alexandria is blocking the right lane and right center lane. There’s heavy congestion on the outer loop in that area.

8 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near Clermont Avenue in Alexandria is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

7:55 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-270 North at the exit for Old Georgetown Road has been cleared up.

7:35 A.M. Update:

Northbound Landover Road remains blocked between Martin Luther King Jr. Highway/MD 704 and John Hanson Highway/U.S. 50.

I-66 East is starting to slow down at the Beltway, so if you’re heading that way expect the usual headaches.

7:05 A.M. Update:

Congestion on the inner loop of the Beltway at Gallows Road could be exacerbated by a disabled vehicle blocking the right shoulder.

6:45 A.M. Update:

I-395 North has some issues around the Duke Street exit. Expect congestion there.

The inner loop of the Beltway is slowing down near Gallows Road right now.

6:25 A.M. Update:

Northbound Landover Road remains blocked, so try to avoid that area if at all possible.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! Today is going to be a sweltering one, but rain isn’t expected until closer to the evening rush hour. We’ll be keeping tabs on any headaches, issues or problems we hear about on the roads this morning. Make sure to tell us about anything you see out there — either in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).

So far:

An accident on Landover Road/MD 202 is blocking all northbound lanes at Fire House Road between Martin Luther King Jr. Highway/MD 704 and John Hanson Highway/U.S. 50.

There’s also an accident on I-270 North at the exit for Old Georgetown Road, and it’s blocking one of the shoulders.

Don’t forget that Branch Avenue will be closed on either side of Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast Washington beginning Thursday after 10 a.m. The road is scheduled to be closed from Thursday at 10 a.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. Pennsylvania Avenue and sidewalks will remain open.

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