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Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Heavy Red Line delays due to single-tracking

9:15 A.M. Update:

The Red Line delays impacting this riders this morning are expected to continue through the early afternoon, according to WMATA.

Trains are continuing to single-track between Takoma and Silver Spring while repair crews work on the track/power problem. The repairs are expected to be complete before the afternoon rush hour.

While the issue caused major delays throughout the morning, WMATA said the delays are currently about 10 minutes.

8:40 A.M. Update:

Major delays are still impacting Red Line riders this morning. Trains are single-tracking between Takoma and Silver Spring, causing heavy delays in both directions.

And don’t forget: The District Department of Transportation plans to permanently close the Eighth Street exit ramp from the westbound Southeast-Southwest Freeway after rush hour ends this morning.

8:20 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Belway is blocking the right lane at Pennsylvania Avenue.

And don’t forget: The District Department of Transportation plans to permanently close the Eighth Street exit ramp from the westbound Southeast-Southwest Freeway after rush hour ends this morning.

8 A.M. Update:

The Red Line delays remain due to single-tracking between Takoma and Silver Spring. Again, these delays of 15 minutes or more could continue through the morning rush, so expect a very long commute if you’re heading to the Red Line.

7:35 A.M. Update:

Red Line trains are single-tracking between Silver Spring and Brookland now due to the track and power problem, according to Metro. Delays could be at least 15 minutes in both directions.

The Red Line trains that normally begin and end at Silver Spring will end at Brookland and begin heading downtown from Fort Totten. Metro recommends using Metrobus 70 or Metrobus 79 from Silver Spring; if you are heading from Fort Totten, head for the Green Line or Metrobus 80.

7: 20 A.M. Update:

Red Line trains continue to single-track between Takoma and Silver Spring due to a track and power problem, according to Metro. Delays persist in both directions.

Metro warns riders to expect delays of up to 15 minutes during the morning rush due to these problems.

7 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-270 South between W. Montgomery Avenue and Falls Road could cause problems there.

6:50 A.M. Update:

There’s now debris on I-95 South before Landover RoadMD 202. No lane closures have been reported, but this could cause issues there.

6:30 A.M. Update:

The entrance escalators are up and running again at the Foggy Bottom Metro station, according to Metro.

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.

The rain and all of that gray, cloudy gloominess is gone. Today will be sunny, dry and pretty breezy, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

So far:

— All entrance escalators are out of service at the Foggy Bottom Metro station. Buses are available and the station remains open.

— Red Line trains are single-tracking between Takoma and Silver Spring due to a track problem outside of Silver Spring. Expect delays in both directions.

— Debris on I-95 North at the exit for the B.W. Parkway could cause some delays there.

— MARC Brunswick Line train 870 is running 14 minutes late approaching the Rockville station.

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