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Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Students heading back to D.C. and Prince George’s schools

8:40 A.M. Update:

The outer loop lanes have reopened near the Leesburg Pike.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop is blocking the left shoulder at I-66.

The outer loop lanes have reopened after the American Legion Bridge on the Maryland side.

Accidents on Connecticut Avenue and L Street NW and on New Hampshire Avenue and Peabody Street NW could cause delays in those areas.

8:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-395 North after King Street could cause delays there.

The two center lanes remain blocked on the outer loop near the Leesburg Pike.

There’s also an accident on the outer loop after the American Legion Bridge on the Maryland side, blocking two lanes.

8 A.M. Update:

The two center lanes remain blocked on the outer loop near the Leesburg Pike.

Traffic signals are reportedly flashing on Alabama Avneue at 36th Place and 38th Street in Southeast Washington.

The signals are also reportedly out at 13th Street, Hemlock Street and Alaska Avenue in Northwest Washington.

Signals are also reportedly out at Carroll and Maple streets in Northwest.

7:40 A.M. Update:

Traffic signals are reportedly out at 19th Street and Constitution Avenue in Northwest Washington.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near Leesburg Pike is blocking the left and right center lanes.

7:20 A.M. Update:

Traffic signals are reportedly out at 48th Street and Fordam Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest Washington.

An accident on northbound I-295 at East Capitol Street could slow traffic.

A crash on the ramp from northbound I-295 to Howard Road in Southeast Washington could cause delays there as well.

There’s also an accident on Kenilworth Avenue and Benning Road.

7 A.M. Update:

I-395 North is backed up around Seminary Road and Duke Street right now.

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

6:40 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on southbound I-395 near Washington Boulevard has been cleared from the shoulder.

Eastbound I-66 is already backed up at Chain Bridge Road.

6:20 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on southbound I-395 near Washington Boulevard is blocking the right shoulder.

An accident in the 1300 block of K Street NW could cause delays there.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters. 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).

So far:

Traffic signals are reportedly flashing at Dana Place and MacArthur Boulevard in Northwest Washington.

School is back in session for students in the District and Prince George’s County. Expect congestion to increase as students, teachers and other employees head back to school in those areas. (Montgomery and Loudoun counties resume classes next week, followed by most Northern Virginia schools resuming after Labor Day.)

Remember that beginning today, drivers on I-66 will see travel times displayed on electronic message boards between Gainesville and the Beltway. Signs should appear on eastbound I-66 (just east of Route 28), westbound I-66 (just west of Route 50) and westbound I-66 (just west of Route 7100) as part of a two-month pilot project.

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