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Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Accident on I-295 North blocking lane before Suitland Parkway

8:45 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-295 North before the Suitland Parkway is blocking the right lane.

Trains are no longer single-tracking on the Red Line, but expect delays in both directions stemming from the earlier train malfunction outside of Takoma.

8:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on Georgia Avenue and Peabody Street in Northwest Washington had temporarily blocked southbound lanes on Georgia Avenue, but it has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

Red Line trains are single-tracking between Takoma and Silver Spring due to a disabled train outside of Takoma.

8:10 A.M. Update:

New York Avenue is still congested approaching Florida Avenue in Northeast Washington, but the delays aren’t as bad as they were earlier this morning. It’s more in line with the usual rush hour traffic. There are still delays, but they aren’t terribly severe.

7:55 A.M. Update:

The accident on southbound G.W. Parkway at Chain Bridge Road has been cleared and all lanes reopened. However, you should expect major delays to remain approaching this spot.

7:50 A.M. Update:

An accident on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road is blocking the right shoulder, while another accident on I-66 East at Nutley Street is also blocking the right shoulder. Expect additional delays on I-66.

7:37 A.M. Update:

The accident on Mount Olivet Road and West Virginia Avenue in Northeast Washington has been cleared and Mount Olivet Road has reopened.

7:35 A.M. Update:

The accident on Mount Olivet Road and West Virginia Avenue in Northeast Washington is still blocking one northbound lane on Mount Olivet Road. The two westbound lanes on West Virginia Avenue have reopened.

Emergency roadwork continues to block Braddock Road between Ravensworth Road and Ferndale Street. This is expected to last through the morning commute, so plan accordingly.

The closure is just east of the Beltway, so if you usually take Braddock Road to the Beltway try heading north to the Little River Turnpike.

And if you take the Fairfax Connector in that area, they are detouring route 306 around that stretch. There will also be delays on routes 321, 322, 401 and 402.

7:15 A.M. Update:

An accident on southbound G.W. Parkway at Chain Bridge Road is blocking one southbound lane. Heavy delays are building up on the parkway.

An accident on Mount Olivet Road and West Virginia Avenue in Northeast Washington is blocking two westbound lanes on West Virginia Avenue and one northbound lane on Mount Olivet Road.

6:50 A.M. Update:

New York Avenue has reopened in both directions between 4th Street and Florida Avenue in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Big closures like this usually cause lingering delays, so expect added congestion if you’re heading this way right now.

An accident on I-395 South after Washington Boulevard is blocking the center lane.

A disabled vehicle on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right shoulder.

6:30 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard has been cleared from the right shoulder.

6:10 A.M. Update:

New York Avenue remains blocked between Florida Avenue and 4th Street. It should reopen before 7 a.m., according to the D.C. police, but it will still cause major delays up to and after that point. Try taking Rhode Island Avenue or even Benning Road and H Street, but expect added congestion due to the closure.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard is blocking the right shoulder.

Emergency roadwork is blocking Braddock Road between Ravensworth Road and Ferndale Street. This is just east of the Beltway, so if you usually take Braddock Road to the Beltway try heading north to the Little River Turnpike.

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.

The region could see light to moderate snow developing later this morning, according to the Capital Weather Gang. If you commute late in the morning, be prepared for snow potentially starting as rain or mixing with rain.

So far:

New York Avenue is closed between 4th Street and Florida Avenue in Northeast Washington. An accident there involving a car that hit a tractor trailer closed the street earlier this morning.

All westbound traffic is being diverted onto 4th Street and all eastbound traffic is being diverted onto Florida Avenue.

The roadway should reopen between 6:45 and 7 a.m., according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Avoid the area and expect major delays approaching this spot.

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