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Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Watch out for slick roads

8:45 A.M. Update:

The accident in the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast is blocking the right lanes, so stick to the left. A street light pole has been knocked down due to the accident, so this could create issues for a little while, according to the District Department of Transportation.

I-395 North is pretty snarled at multiple points, so you can expect to hit congestion if you’re taking that road.

I-66 East remains jammed up at the Beltway.

8:25 A.M. Update:

The inner loop of the Beltway is pretty jammed approaching I-66. A disabled vehicle near that exit is blocking the right shoulder, which won’t help things.

8:15 A.M. Update:

An accident in the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast could cause delays.

There’s a disabled vehicle on the Whitney Young Bridge right next to RFK Stadium. Expect problems.

An accident at Florida and New York Avenues in Northeast Washington could also cause problems.

7:55 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle has been cleared from the Dulles Toll Road and the lanes reopened.

7:45 A.M. Update:

There’s a disabled vehicle on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road near the ramp to Chain Bridge Road. It’s blocking the left outside lane and left shoulder.

7:25 A.M. Update:

An accident on the Key Bridge, reportedly in the outbound direction, is going to slow traffic heading from Georgetown into Virginia. But this could slow down traffic heading into the District, so expect delays in both directions.

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge has been cleared.

I-395 North is pretty jammed up at the 14th Street Bridge and King Street.

I-66 East is slow as you approach Chain Bridge Road.

7:05 A.M. Update:

There’s a disabled bus on 17th Street at Benning Road in Northeast Washington. It’s on the right side of the street, so stay left as you approach the area.

An accident in the 800 block of Southern Avenue in Southeast, right near Owens Road, could slow the traffic down in this spot.

There’s also an accident on Good Hope Road at 16th Street in Southeast, reportedly involving a Metrobus.

An accident on 34th Street and Benning Road in Northeast is blocking the right lane, so stay to the left.

And there’s high water on northbound I-295 after Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast. It’s reportedly blocking the second lane from the left.

6:35 A.M. Update:

There are pretty bad backups on I-95 North around Woodbridge.

6:30 A.M. Update:

A disabled automobile on the Southeast/Southwest Freeway could cause issues near 8th Street and the 11th Street Bridge in Southeast.

Watch out for an accident on northbound I-295 at Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! We’re in for a sunnier, warmer day today, but some early rain could leave the roads damp during the morning rush. Keep checking Dr. Gridlock throughout the commute and we’ll be keeping tabs on all of the headaches and problems you might encounter.

But we can’t do it alone, so make sure to tell us what you see or hear about out there. Let us know in the comments below or via Twitter.

An accident on Nannie Helen Burroughs and Kenilworth avenues in Northeast Washington is blocking the right side of the northbound Kenilwoth Avenue.

There’s a disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which could snarl traffic in that spot.

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