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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Storm damage could slow Arlington commuters

8:30 A.M. Update:

Problems continue on I-395 near Duke Street. The southbound exit ramp has reopened, but an accident is blocking the right shoulder and the left shoulder of the reversible lanes is still blocked by a disabled vehicle.

Al lanes appear to be open on the Key Bridge at M Street right now, but northbound traffic is still very, very congested on that bridge.

Crews are still working in Arlington to restore service to those without power, but their work could still cause headaches on at least two roads: Old Dominion Drive (between Glebe Road and Williamsburg Boulevard) and Rock Springs Road (from North Glebe Road to Little Falls Road). There are now more than 1,300 customers without power in Northern Virginia, per Dominion Virginia Power.

8:10 A.M. Update:

Issues persist on I-395 near Duke Street. An accident is still blocking the exit ramp and the right shoulder, while the left shoulder of the reversible lanes remains blocked by a disabled vehicle.

I-66 East is backed up at the Beltway.

7:50 A.M. Update:

If you normally take the Key Bridge from Rosslyn into Georgetown, try to find another route this morning. One northbound lane is blocked on the Key Bridge at M Street, causing big backups for traffic heading into Georgetown. Try taking the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge instead.

Expect issues heading on I-395 near Duke Street. An accident is blocking the exit ramp and the right shoulder, while the left shoulder of the reversible lanes is blocked by a disabled vehicle.

7:25 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-395 South at Duke Street is blocking the southbound exit ramp.

There are still more than 1,400 without power in Northern Virginia, according to Dominion Virginia Power.

7:05 A.M. Update:

The inner loop of the Beltway is now pretty congested from Braddock Road to the Little River Turnpike.

I-395 North is slow around Seminary Road.

6:45 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near the Little River Turnpike is still blocking the shoulder, but traffic looks fine there.

However, traffic is really beginning to build up and slow down on the inner loop at Robinson Boulevard.

6:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at the Little River Turnpike is blocking the left shoulder, which could slow traffic there.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! Welcome back to the daily grind after a long holiday weekend. We’ll be keeping tabs on any headaches, issues or problems we hear about on the roads this morning. Make sure to tell us about anything you see out there — either in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).

Commuters in Arlington could be in for some major headaches on Tuesday morning due to lingering issues in the aftermath of Sunday night’s thunderstorms. Crews from Arlington County and Dominion Virginia Power are working to restore service to those without power, but their work could cause headaches on at least two roads: Old Dominion Drive (between Glebe Road and Williamsburg Boulevard) and Rock Springs Road (from North Glebe Road to Little Falls Road). North Glebe Road was also temporarily closed, but it reopened last night, according to the county.

More than 1,400 Dominion Virginia Power customers remain without power in Northern Virginia. The Sunday storm also took down trees and power lines throughout the region, leaving more than 40,000 homes and businesses in the area without power at one point.

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