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Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Inner loop lanes blocked at Leesburg Pike

8:35 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on I-395 North has been cleared and the right lane and right shoulder reopened near the 14th Street Bridge.

Congestion remains a problem on I-395 North approaching this spot and near King Street.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Leesburg Pike is still blocking the left and left center lanes.

There’s a disabled vehicle on northbound I-295 at South Capitol Street.

8:15 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Leesburg Pike is blocking the left and left center lanes. Expect big headaches approaching this spot.

The disabled vehicle on I-395 North is still blocking the right lane and right shoulder near the 14th Street Bridge. I-395 North is congested approaching this spot.

An accident at Southern and Central avenues in Southeast Washington could slow traffic there.

7:55 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at the American Legion Bridge has been cleared.

7:35 A.M. Update:

The D.C. Fire Department is responding to a call at Q Street and Florida Avenue in Northwest Washington. The intersection is believed to be blocked, so avoid that spot.

An accident on 7th Street and Florida Avenue in Northwest could cause delays in that area, so try to avoid it if possible.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Greenbelt Road/MD 193 has been cleared. Expect residual backups at that spot.

There’s a disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at the American Legion Bridge, and it’s blocking the right deceleration lane.

A disabled vehicle on I-395 North is blocking the right lane and right shoulder near the 14th Street Bridge.

7:15 A.M. Update:

The inner loop accident south of Indian Head Highway has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Greenbelt Road/MD 193 is blocking the outer loop merge lane and one of the shoulders.

6:50 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway south of Indian Head Highway/MD 210 is blocking two lanes and could seriously snarl traffic there.

There’s fire department activity in the 1200 block of Connecticut Avenue in Northwest Washington. Expect congestion there.

6:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 South before Powder Mill Road/MD 212 is blocking one southbound lane and one of the shoulders.

There’s also an accident on the inner loop of the Beltway south of Indian Head Highway/MD 210.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! We’re in for a cloudy day, with potential showers in the morning and afternoon, according to the Capital Weather Gang . Rain this morning could slow your commute, so check back here throughout the rush hour for the latest news.

We’ll be keeping tabs on any headaches, issues or problems we hear about on the roads this morning. Let us know anything you see out there — tell us in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).

So far:

— A disabled vehicle on southbound I-95 just south of the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right shoulder.

— The new work zone on the northbound 14th Street Bridge caused congestion last week. Drivers should remember that the work zone could slow drivers coming from the northbound George Washington Parkway and heading for 14th Street.

Remember to stay to the left to reach 14th Street. The left two lanes reach 14th Street, though only the far left lane is just for reaching that street. The right three lanes let you reach to the Southeast-Southwest Freeway.

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