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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Numerous traffic signals out in Northeast Washington

8:40 A.M. Update:

Traffic signals are still flashing at severeal intersections. They include:

— 7th Street and Florida and Georgia avenues NW

— 13th and Irving streets NW

— Mount Olivet Road and Brentwood Parkway NE

— 4th and K streets NE

— 5th and K streets NE

— 6th and K streets NE

— 6th and E streets NE

— 6th and D streets NE

The accident on southbound G.W. Parkway at Chain Bridge Road has been cleared and all lanes reopened in both directions.

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway has been cleared from the right lane just north of I-66.

8:20 A.M. Update:

An accident on southbound G.W. Parkway at Chain Bridge Road is reportedly blocking southbound lanes and the left northbound lane.

8:15 A.M. Update:

About 2,000 Pepco customers are without power in Northeast Washington right now, as you can see on Pepco’s outage map. The utility company reported a tripped feeder at 506 L Street NE, according to Alert DC.

There are numerous reports of darkened traffic signals not far from this feeder, so use extra caution if you’re driving or walking in Northeast Washington right now. Remember to treat all darkened traffic signals as four-way stops.

The traffic signals are also out at 7th Street and Florida Avenue in Northeast.

An accident has been reported at 4th and K streets NW.

8:05 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway is blocking the right lane just north of I-66.

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Greenbelt Metro has been cleared from the shoulder.

7:45 A.M. Update:

Numerous traffic signals are reportedly not working in the District. Signals are reported to be flashing, dark or otherwise malfunctioning at the following intersections:

— 4th Street and New York Avenue NE

— Mount Olivet Road and Brentwood Parkway NE

— 4th and K streets NE

— 5th and K streets NE

— 6th and K streets NE

— 6th and E streets NE

— 6th and D streets NE

— At the 9th Street Bridge in NE

7:40 A.M. Update:

All lanes have reopened on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Greenbelt Metro. One of the shoulders is still blocked, but the main traffic lanes are open.

There are still heavy delays approaching this spot.

7:25 A.M. Update:

One lane has reopened on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Greenbelt Metro. Two lanes and one of the shoulders remain closed. This is severely backing up traffic, so expect delays.

7:10 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Greenbelt Metro is blocking the right three lanes and one of the shoulders. Only one regular lane is open right now.

7:05 A.M. Update:

Massachusetts Avenue remains closed between 2nd Street and Columbus Circle NE due to standing water.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway is blocking the right shoulder at Braddock Road.

The accident on westbound U.S. 50 has been cleared from the off-ramp lanes to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue/MD 704.

6:45 A.M. Update:

An accident on westbound U.S. 50 is blocking the off-ramp lanes to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue/MD 704.

The inner loop of the Beltway is pretty slow around Gallows Road.

6:25 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-95 North at Kenilworth Avenue has been moved to the shoulder.

6:20 A.M. Update:

Southbound U.S. 1 has reopened at Ammendale Road in Beltsville after being temporarily blocked earlier this morning by high water.

6:05 A.M. Update:

Massachusetts Avenue is closed between 2nd Street and Columbus Circle NE due to standing water.

An accident on I-95 North at Kenilworth Avenue is blocking one lane.

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.

Wednesday was a pretty brutal commute across the region. It was raining throughout much of the day, resulting in a sluggish and accident-filled morning. The afternoon brought protest marches that shut down severeal downtown intersections along K Street. The resulting delays stemming from this continued to slow drivers as the evening rush began, but there was heavy congestion all over the place due to the rain.

Thursday’s morning commute could also have some weather-related issues. Temperatures are dropping and it will be very gusty this morning, according to the Capital Weather Gang. And as a result of Wednesday’s rain, there could be standing water on roads and slippery conditions on roads, sidewalks and train platforms. Use a lot of caution when you head out today. Expect slick conditions and walk, drive or bicycle with care. And if you are driving and you encounter standing water, remember to turn around and not to try and force your way through it.

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