Monitoring the Monday morning commute

October 15, 2012

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 see or hear about any congestion, delays or problems, tell us in the comments section below or by tweeting @drgridlock.

The Capital Weather Gang forecast calls for a mild start to the day, followed by a line of showers, possible thundershowers and potentially gusty winds by mid-morning and on through the early evening.

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And that does it for our liveblog. Safe travels.

[liveblog]

Crash cleared from I-395 North

The accident on I-395 North at Edsall Road has been cleared from the shoulder.

VRE train delayed

VRE train 312 is running 10 minutes late this morning.

I-395 North lane reopens at Edsall Rd.

The accident on I-395 North at Edsall Road is now just blocking the right shoulder. The right lane has reopened. 

Outer loop lane reopens at Connecticut Ave.

The disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at Connecticut Avenue is no longer blocking the left lane or left shoulder.

I-95 North lanes reopen in Lorton

The crash on I-95 North before Lorton is now just blocking the right shoulder. The right two lanes have reopened.

The lanes were blocked for nearly an hour due to a single vehicle on its side, resulting in what appeared to be minor injuries, according to the Virginia State Police.

Outer loop lane blocked at Connecticut Ave.

A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at Connecticut Avenue is blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

Potential outer loop delays in Md.

Debris on the outer loop of the Beltway at Kenilworth Avenue could slow traffic there.

Crash on I-395 North

An accident on I-395 North at Edsall Road is blocking the right lane and right shoulder. 

I-95 North lane reopens, two lanes still blocked

The crash on I-95 North before Lorton is now blocking the right two lanes and right shoulder again. The left center lane has reopened. Still, stay to the left and expect delays.

Outer loop lanes reopen in Md.

The vehicle fire on the outer loop of the Beltway near Colesville Road is now just blocking one of the shoulders. The two outer loop lanes have reopened.

I-95 North lanes blocked before Lorton

The crash on I-95 North just before Lorton is now blocking the right three lanes and right shoulder. Stay to the left and expect heavy delays.

Outer loop lanes remain blocked in Md.

A vehicle fire on the outer loop of the Beltway near Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue is still blocking two outer loop lanes and one of the shoulders. 

I-95 North lanes blocked before Lorton

An accident on I-95 North just before Lorton is blocking the right two lanes and right shoulder. This crash briefly blocked all northbound lanes, so expect traffic to be massively backed up approaching this spot.

Outer loop lanes blocked in Md.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway before Georgia Avenue is blocking two outer loop lanes and one of the shoulders.

MARC Brunswick Line issues

MARC Brunswick Line train 892 is now running 15 to 18 minutes behind schedule.

MARC Penn Line delays

The delayed MARC Penn Line train 404 has left Washington 34 minutes behind schedule and will operate express service to Baltimore. 

Accident on outer loop in Va.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway near the Springfield Interchange is blocking the shoulder and could create some delays for traffic heading that way.

MARC Penn/Brunswick Line issues

MARC Penn Line train 404 will run express service to Baltimore. The next northbound train to Baltimore will be train 406, which is scheduled to depart Washington at 7:10 a.m. and make all stops. Expect potential crowding on train 406 as it takes on riders from train 404. 

MARC Brunswick Line train 892 is running 10 to 12 minutes late approaching Boyds Station.
 
 

MARC Penn/Brunswick Line issues

MARC Penn Line train 404 will run express service to Baltimore. The next northbound train to Baltimore will be train 406, which is scheduled to depart Washington at 7:10 a.m. and make all stops. Expect potential crowding on train 406 as it takes on riders from train 404. 

MARC Brunswick Line train 892 is running 10 to 12 minutes late approaching Boyds Station.
 
 

I-270 South lane reopens

The accident on southbound I-270 after W. Montgomery Avenue is still blocking one of the shoulders. The blocked southbound lane has reopened. 

Crash on I-270 South

An accident on southbound I-270 after W. Montgomery Avenue is blocking one southbound lane and one of the shoulders.

Orange/Blue Line delays cleared

Normal Orange and Blue Line service has been restored at Eastern Market, Metro reports. Watch for any lingering delays.

MARC Penn Line delays

MARC Penn Line train 404 is going to run at least 25 to 30 minutes behind schedule due to a mechanical issue, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

Orange/Blue Line delays continue

Orange and Blue Line delays continue to New Carrollton and Largo Town Center due to the earlier disabled train at Eastern Market.

Orange/Blue Line delays

The Orange and Blue lines are delayed to New Carrollton and Largo Town Center, respectively, due to a disabled train at Eastern Market.

Crash on I-95 North in Lorton

An accident on I-95 North in Lorton is blocking the left shoulder.

MARC Brunswick Line changes

MARC Brunswick Line train 874 will board passengers on the opposite tracks at Point of Rocks and Barnesville.

Accident, disabled vehicle cleared

The accident and disabled vehicle on I-95 North have both been cleared, so the right shoulders have reopened in Woodbridge and Lorton. 

MARC Odenton station’s bathrooms closed

MARC riders: The restrooms at the Odenton station are closed due to renovations. This work begins on Monday and should last about two weeks. There will be portable bathrooms available at that station. 

Accident, disabled vehicle on I-95 North

An accident on I-95 North in Lorton is blocking the right shoulder. There’s also a disabled vehicle on the I-95 reversible lanes, blocking the northbound right shoulder near Woodbridge. 

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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