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Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Wet and chilly commute in store

8:55 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle is blocking the right merge lane and right shoulder on the outer loop of the Beltway on the Maryland side of the American Legion Bridge.

Delays continue on I-66 East at the Beltway, I-95 North at the Springfield Interchange and I-395 North approaching the 14th Street Bridge.

8:35 A.M. Update:

I-395 North is also pretty jammed up at multiple points between the Springfield Interchange and the 14th Street Bridge. Southbound traffic also has an issue due to a disabled vehicle near the Washington Boulevard exit; cars heading out of the District and into Virginia can expect some delays.

8:20 A.M. Update:

I-66 East is backed up at the Beltway.

I-95 North is also jammed up at the Springfield Interchange. Delays have lessened from earlier this morning, but they haven’t disappeared entirely.

7:50 A.M. Update:

An accident on the ramp from the G.W. Parkway to I-395 North/the 14th Street Bridge is blocking the right shoulder. Expect heavy backups on the northbound G.W. Parkway.

The accident on 30th Street and Alabama Avenue in Southeast Washington might still be causing problems around that intersection. Avoid it if you can help it.

7:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on 30th Street and Alabama Avenue in Southeast Washington could snarl traffic in that area.

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway has been cleared.

7:15 A.M. Update:

There’s a disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway after the Braddock Road exit. It’s blocking the right shoulder, but that could still cause delays.

The inner loop of the Beltway is also backed up near Telegraph Road.

7 A.M. Update:

I-395 North is backed up at the 14th Street Bridge. The roadway is also congested around Duke Street and Seminary Road.

The inner loop of the Beltway is very slow near Gallows Road.

Delays remain on I-95 North at the Springfield Interchange and I-66 East at Chain Bridge Road.

Original Post:

Good morning, commuters! We’re in for a chilly and wet day. Rain should start falling between 8 and 11 a.m. and last through the evening, per the Capital Weather Gang. Some areas might even see a dash of snow. What this means is that the roads and sidewalks might be wet and slippery, so be extra cautious when you head out this morning. No matter how you commute, add a little extra time and be careful.

Right now, there are heavy backups on two big commuter paths in Virginia. I-95 North is very backed up at the Springfield Interchange, while I-66 East is in­cred­ibly jammed at Chain Bridge Road. There are also delays on I-95 North in Woodbridge.

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