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Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Use caution during foggy A.M. commute

8:40 A.M. Update:

There are wires down on University Boulevard at the Beltway, according to Montgomery County Police. Traffic signals are dark and, as reported earlier, police are directing traffic. Avoid that area and expect problems in Silver Spring.

8:35 A.M. Update:

The accident on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road is still blocking the left center lane.

We’re hearing reports of traffic signals being out on Colesville Road near the Beltway. The right off-ramp from Colesville Road to the Beltway is currently blocked by a utility problem. According to a commuter, police are directing traffic on Colesville Road at University Boulevard.

The disabled vehicle on I-395 South before Glebe Road has been cleared from the shoulder.

Again, remember that the dense fog advisory will continue through 10 a.m. Visibility is limited, so use extra caution this morning.

8:20 A.M. Update:

This morning’s dense fog advisory will continue through 10 a.m. in this area.

A disabled vehicle on I-395 South before Glebe Road is blocking the right shoulder.

8:05 A.M. Update:

An accident on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road is blocking the left center lane.

The disabled vehicle on northbound South Capitol Street at the merge with Suitland Parkway has been cleared, according to police.

8 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 has been cleared from the right shoulder

7:50 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on northbound South Capitol Street at the merge with Suitland Parkway is blocking the center lane.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway before Braddock Road has been cleared from the shoulder.

7:40 A.M. Update:

Sterling Boulevard is closed in both directions at Sully Road/Route 28 due to an accident, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office.

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 has been cleared from the right shoulder.

But an accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 is blocking the right shoulder again.

The earlier accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Braddock Road has been cleared from the right shoulder.

The other accident on the inner loop of the Beltway before Braddock Road is now only blocking the left shoulder; the left lane has reopened.

7:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway before Braddock Road is blocking the left lane and left shoulder. The earlier accident on the inner loop at Braddock Road is still blocking the right shoulder there.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 is blocking the right shoulder.

An accident on I-395 North at Seminary Road is blocking the right shoulder.

7:05 A.M. Update:

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Braddock Road continues to block the right shoulder.

6:45 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Braddock Road is blocking the right shoulder. It’s unclear if this is the same accident from before or something separate. Either way, expect issues approaching this exit.

6:30 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at Colesville Road has been cleared.

6:25 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at Colesville Road isn’t blocking any lanes right now, but watch out for potential delays.

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Braddock Road is blocking the left shoulder.

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.

It’s going to be another foggy morning, according to the Capital Weather Gang, so visibility could be an issue. Be very careful when you head out.

Also:

— MARC Brunswick Line riders: Yet again, speed restrictions caused by scheduled track work could cause delays of 5 to 10 minutes for trains heading to Washington.

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