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Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Rain and potential flooding could slow A.M. commute

8:35 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway is blocking the shoulder before Riggs Road.

The accident on southbound I-270 near Germantown Road has been cleared from the acceleration lane.

An accident in the 1600 block of 23rd Street in Southeast Washington could slow traffic there.

8:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on southbound I-270 near Germantown Road is blocking the right acceleration lane.

8:05 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop at Leesburg Pike has been cleared from the left shoulder.

The accident on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

Traffic signals are reportedly flashing at Half and M streets in Southeast Washington and at 15th and E streets in Northwest Washington.

An accident at 15th and Belmont streets in Northwest Washington that could cause delays.

7:45 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-395 North right after the Springfield Interchange has been cleared from the shoulder.

A disabled vehicle on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road is on the right shoulder.

7:30 A.M. Update:

The inner loop of the Beltway is already badly backed up approaching I-66.

The accident on I-395 North right after the Springfield Interchange is still blocking the right shoulder.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop at Leesburg Pike is blocking the left shoulder.

Eastbound I-66 is also snarled around Nutley Street.

7:15 A.M. Update:

An accident on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road is blocking the right center lane near the ramp to the Leesburg Pike.

An earlier accident on westbound New York Avenue at 4th Street in Northeast Washington was blocking the right lane, but all lanes have reopened.

The accident on I-395 North right after the Springfield Interchange has been moved to the right shoulder.

6:50 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-395 North right after the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right center lane.

The accident on southbound MD-295 at Landover Road/MD 202 has been cleared.

6:25 A.M. Update:

There’s an accident on southbound MD-295 at Landover Road/MD 202.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! Plenty of rain is expected today, which could lead to potential flooding, according to the Capital Weather Gang. Rain and flooding can cause severe commuting issues, so add extra time to your trip this morning and expect delays. Remember, if you come to a flooded area on the road, just turn around and find another route rather than trying to force your car through it. And be cautious on the sidewalks and train platforms, because things could be extra slippery this morning.

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.

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