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Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Prepare for a cloudy, wet A.M. commute

8:30 A.M. Update:

An accident in the 1400 block of Montana Avenue NE has closed northbound Montana Avenue at 17th Street, according to the D.C. police. Avoid the area.

There are delays on eastbound I-66 approaching the Beltway and on the outer loop of the Beltway near University Boulevard.

The Beltway is fairly crowded in both directions around the American Legion Bridge, so expect some congestion there.

8:05 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on I-270 South at Shady Grove Road could cause problems for southbound traffic.

An accident on 4th and Atlantic streets in Southeast Washington isn’t blocking any lanes, but traffic is moving slowly, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

7:40 A.M. Update:

The inner loop of the Beltway is very congested approaching Gallows Road.

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at Gallows Road has been cleared from the shoulder.

7:20 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on eastbound I-66 at Sudley Road has been cleared and the lane reopened.

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at Gallows Road is blocking the right shoulder.

The debris on I-95 South near the exit for Powder Mill Road has been cleared.

7 A.M. Update:

Some debris on I-95 South near the exit for Powder Mill Road could delay traffic there.

A disabled vehicle on eastbound I-66 at Sudley Road is blocking the left center lane.

6:35 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway after the exit for I-270 has been cleared.

The disabled vehicle on I-270 South before Shady Grove Road has also been cleared.

An accident on East Capitol and C streets in Northeast Washington could slow traffic, but no lanes are blocked right now.

6:15 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on I-270 South before Shady Grove Road is blocking one of the southbound shoulders.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway after the exit for I-270 is blocking two lanes and one of the shoulders.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! The holiday week kicks off with a cloudy, potentially rainy morning, according to the Capital Weather Gang. 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.

So far:

— A disabled vehicle on I-270 South before Shady Grove Road could cause southbound delays.

— A disabled vehicle on I-66 East at Sudley Road is blocking the right shoulder.

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