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Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Eastbound Dulles Connector Road reopens but are expected to close again overnight

7:05 p.m. Update: Officials said the lanes have reopened. However, the two eastbound lanes and the inside lane of westbound Route 267 are expected to close overnight Thursday between Magarity Road and Idylwood Road bridges from 10 p.m. to no later than 5 a.m. Wednesday.

4:07 p.m. Update: Officials with the Dulles rail project said a boom truck has tipped over on the eastbound Dulles Connector Road and the boom is blocking the lanes.

10:55 p.m. Update: Washington Post staff writer Maggie Fazeli Fard reports on the Crime Scene blog that a woman was shot and killed near the intersection of Connecticut and Knowles, according to authorities. Police are searching for a suspect wearing a red shirt driving a green minivan with Maryland plates 47360M6. Connecticut and Knowles avenues and Plyers Mill Road are shut down while police investigate. For more details visit, the Crime Scene blog.

10:35 a.m. Update: Connecticut Avenue NW is closed at Knowles Avenue due to an accident. A police investigation is underway.

8:40 A.M. Update:

MARC Brunswick Line trains are going to continue to be at least 10 to 15 minutes late this morning. An inspection found sections of track needing repair, so trains are slowing in those areas.

Some trains are seeing additional delays: Brunswick Line train 894 is running 25 minutes late, while train 880 is running 20 to 25 minutes late.

Remember, Metro union workers are protesting from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Farragut North and Farragut West stations

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Little River Turnpike is blocking the right center lane.

8:10 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on southbound I-395 near Duke Street is blocking the right shoulder.

7:50 A.M. Update

Sumner Road is blocked at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue due to the school bus accident there. One block of southbound Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue is also closed at that intersection. Again, avoid the area if you can.

7:40 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard is still blocking the right shoulder

The accident on eastbound I-66 before the Beltway has been cleared from the left shoulder.

7:25 A.M. Update:

There’s an accident involving a school bus on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Sumner Road in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police. Avoid the area.

The disabled vehicle on I-395 in the H.O.V. lanes on the right shoulder near Washington Boulevard has been cleared.

7:15 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on I-395 North at Glebe Road is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

An accident on eastbound I-66 before the Beltway is blocking the left shoulder.

7 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on I-395 North after King Street has been cleared from the right shoulder on the exit ramp.

Another disabled vehicle has been reported on I-395 in the H.O.V. lanes on the right shoulder near Washington Boulevard.

And a disabled vehicle on I-395 North at Glebe Road is also blocking the right shoulder.

6:45 A.M. Update:

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

6:25 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on I-395 North after King Street is blocking the right shoulder on the exit ramp.

6:20 A.M. Update:

Some MARC Brunswick Line trains could run 10 to 15 minutes late this morning, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. CSX inspected the track on the eastbound Brunswick Line between Point of Rocks and Barnesville as well as between Monocacy and Barnesville on the Frederick stretch.

This track inspection found several sections of track needing repairs. As a result, trains will be operating at reduced speeds in certain places in these two stretches. This will cause the delays.

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.

There could be plenty of showers this morning, mainly before 8 a.m. according to the Capital Weather Gang. So make sure to bring your umbrella and watch out for slippery roads and sidewalks.

So far:

— A disabled vehicle on I-95 South after the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right shoulder.

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