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Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Outer loop lanes blocked at Chain Bridge Road

8:55 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Route 123/Chain Bridge Road is blocking the right center lane, right lane and right shoulder. Stay to the left and expect big delays.

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway before Colesville Road has been cleared.

8:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway before Colesville Road is blocking one of the shoulders and could cause some delays.

8 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-270 South between Falls and Montrose roads is now only blocking one of the shoulders. You can still expect residual delays approaching the area.

7:45 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-270 South between Falls and Montrose roads is blocking two southbound local lanes. Expect big delays if you are heading south in this spot.

7:25 A.M. Update:

I-395 North is backed up at Washington Boulevard and at Duke Street.

There’s a tractor trailer accident on southbound I-395 right before the Springfield Interchange. It’s blocking the shoulder, and that could cause some issues around that spot.

The inner loop of the Beltway is pretty slow near Gallows Road.

7:05 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-66 East before the Beltway has been cleared and the lanes reopened. Expect some residual delays.

6:45 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-66 East before the Beltway is now blocking the left shoulder and left lane, so you should expect backups approaching that spot.

6:25 A.M. Update:

There’s already congestion on I-95 North approaching Woodbridge.

An accident on I-66 East before the Beltway is blocking the left shoulder, so there could be some backups there as well.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! With a potential government shutdown looming, today might be the last day of work for a lot of government employees for a bit. Everything is still up and running today, which means the roads will be just as crowded as usual.

After yesterday’s lovely weather, today we can expect chillier temperatures, rain and breezes, according to the Capital Weather Gang. Periodic rain will likely hit during the morning commute and continue on and off throughout the day.

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

So far:

The inbound Clara Barton Parkway has reopened between the Glen Echo turnaround near the Chain Bridge, accordint to WTOP. It closed earlier this morning after a car went into a ravine.

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