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Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Beltway accidents cleared in VA

8:50 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right shoulder.

An accident on I-270 South at Shady Grove Road is blocking the southbound shoulders. Expect some delays there.

8:30 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Little River Turnpike has been cleared from the left shoulder.

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard has also been cleared from the right shoulder.

The accident on southbound U.S. 301 at Pointer Ridge Drive in Bowie has been cleared and the southbound lane and shoulder have been reopened.

8:10 A.M. Update:

Beltway issues persist in Northern Virginia: The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Little River Turnpike is still blocking the left shoulder, while the disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard is still blocking the right shoulder.

7:50 A.M. Update:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at the exit for St. Barnabas Road has been cleared.

The accident on southbound U.S. 301 at Pointer Ridge Drive in Bowie is still blocking one southbound lane and one of the shoulders.

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Little River Turnpike is blocking the left shoulder.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard is blocking the right shoulder.

7:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at the exit for St. Barnabas Road could cause delays. No lane closures have been reported yet, but there could still be issues.

Traffic on I-95 North is still moving pretty slowly through the Woodbridge and Dale City areas. All lanes are open and cars are moving, but it still looks slow and sluggish there.

7:10 A.M. Update:

An accident on southbound U.S. 301 at Pointer Ridge Drive in Bowie is blocking one southbound lane and one of the shoulders.

The disabled tractor trailer remains on the shoulder on I-95 North near the Prince William Parkway

6:50 A.M. Update:

The tractor trailer has been moved and all I-95 North lanes have reopened near the Prince William Parkway. Expect lingering delays.

The tractor trailer now appears to be on the right shoulder. All lanes are open and moving again, but there’s still heavy congestion stretching back along I-95 North. Traffic is still very jammed up as far back as Cardinal Drive right now.

6:40 A.M. Update:

A tow truck or towing equipment seems to have just arrived on I-95 North near the Prince William Parkway, backing up to the tractor trailer still sprawled across all northbound lanes.

6:33 A.M. Update:

A disabled tractor trailer on I-95 North near the Prince William Parkway is blocking all northbound lanes. The tractor trailer is sitting across all lanes right now. The delays are beginning to stretch back to the Dale City area.

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 from Wednesday lingers a bit as Thursday begins: Early commuters should watch for dawn showers, which could lead to slick roads, according to the Capital Weather Gang. However, the rain is expected out of the area pretty soon, so things should be smoother for the second half of the commute.

So far:

— An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway before Georgia Avenue has been cleared and all lanes reopened, but heavy delays are still slowing Beltway drivers. The delays begin near New Hampshire Avenue.

— A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway is blocking the right lane at the exit for I-66.

— An earlier switch problem outside of Greenbelt was causing Green Line delays heading to Branch Avenue. Metro reports that normal service has resumed, but you might see some lingering delays.

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