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Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Problems on I-66 East at Beltway

8:40 A.M. Update:

I-66 East is still snarled approaching the Beltway.

An accident at 3rd Street and Independence Avenue in Southwest Washington could cause problems around that intersection.

There are also a pair of accidents in Northwest Washington: One at Connecticut and Cathedral avenues and another at Rhode Island Avenue and T Street.

Watch out for several street closures in Southwest Washington due to police activity:

— First and N streets

— First Street is closed at Half Street

— The intersection of M and O streets are closed

— Half Street is closed between N and M streets

— The intersection of First and O streets

8:20 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway before University Boulevard has been cleared.

There’s an accident at 13th and Taylor streets in Northeast Washington, so expect delays around that spot.

8 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway is blocking three lanes and one of the shoulders before University Boulevard.

7:40 A.M. Update:

An accident at Bladensburg and Queens Chapel roads in Northeast Washington could cause issues there.

There’s still heavy congestion on eastbound I-66 approaching the Beltway. Westbound traffic on I-66 is also backed up approaching Sycamore Street.

7:20 A.M. Update:

Police activity has closed Howison Place and N Street in Southwest Washington. Avoid that immediate area.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway before Georgia Avenue has been cleared from the shoulder.

7 A.M. Update:

An accident on Connecticut Avenue at Dupont Circle could cause heavy delays there.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway before Georgia Avenue is blocking the shoulder there.

6:40 A.M. Update:

An accident in the 1900 block of 14th Street SE could cause delays there.

A disabled vehicle at North Capitol and Bryant streets NW could also cause problems.

And there’s an accident at 27th and Q streets SE, so avoid that intersection if possible.

6:20 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle has been cleared from eastbound I-66 just inside the Beltway. The accident on eastbound I-66 that was blocking the east exit ramp to the Beltway has also been cleared.

However, there are still very heavy delays on I-66 East approaching the Beltway.

6:05 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 is blocking the right shoulder.

There’s also a disabled vehicle on I-95 North, blocking the right shoulder in Lorton.

The debris has been cleared from Martin Luther King Jr. Highway/MD 704 at John Hanson Highway/U.S. 50.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! The week kicks off with more warmth, humidity and maybe even some showers, 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 eastbound I-66 just inside the Beltway is blocking the right shoulder.

An accident on eastbound I-66 at the Beltway is blocking the east exit ramp.

Some debris on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway/MD 704 at John Hanson Highway/U.S. 50, just east of the Beltway, could slow traffic there.

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