Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

October 24, 2012

ALERT: I-95 North reopened in Stafford County

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 warm, pleasant temperatures to continue.

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That’s it for the morning liveblog! Safe travels. 

Potential Red Line delays

Red Line riders heading to Glenmont could encounter some delays after a train with a door problem off-loaded at Van Ness. Trains are moving, but this could create headaches for some travelers. 

Crash on Little River Turnpike in Annandale

An accident on the eastbound Little River Turnpike at Carrico Drive in Annandale is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

I-395 North slow at 14th Street Bridge

I-395 North is severely jammed around the 14th Street Bridge. Delays begin at around Washington Boulevard and continue on into the District. 

Accident on Military and Connecticut avenues NW not blocking lanes

The vehicles involved in the crash on Military and Connecticut avenues in Northwest Washington have been moved out of the road and traffic is moving, police report. 

I-95 North lane reopened in Woodbridge

The crash on I-95 North in Woodbridge has been cleared and the right lane and right shoulder have reopened.

Crash on Military and Connecticut avenues NW

An accident on Military and Connecticut avenues in Northwest Washington could create delays around that intersection, according to police. 

Disabled vehicle on inner loop in Va.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway before I-66 is blocking the right shoulder. This could exacerbate the usual delays as drivers slow down passing the disabled vehicle.

I-95 North lane remains blocked in Woodbridge

The crash on I-95 North in Woodbridge is still blocking the right lane and right shoulder. 

Dulles Toll Rd. lane reopened

The crash on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road/VA 267 after Hunter Mill Road has been cleared from the left lane.

Dulles Toll Rd. lane blocked after Hunter Mill Rd.

An accident on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road/VA 267 after Hunter Mill Road is blocking the left lane.

Commuter rail: No reported delays

There are no reported delays for Metro, MARC or VRE trains so far this morning.

Another crash on I-95 North blocking lanes in Woodbridge

An accident on I-95 North in Woodbridge is blocking the right lane and right shoulder. 

I-95 North slow approaching interchange

The accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange has been cleared from the right shoulder. Heavy delays still remain for northbound traffic, so expect headaches to linger if you’re heading that way soon. 

Pennsylvania Ave. lane still blocked in Upper Marlboro

Utility work on northbound Pennsylvania Avenue between Westphalia Road and I-95 in Upper Marlboro continues to block one lane and one of the shoulders.

I-95 North fully reopened at interchange, crash on shoulder

The accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange has now been moved fully to the right shoulder. All regular northbound lanes have reopened. Again, expect lingering delays stemming from the earlier lane closures. 

I-95 North lane reopens before interchange

The accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange is now just blocking the right lane and the right shoulder. The right center lane has reopened. 

I-95 South lane reopens in Md.

The crash on I-95 South at Powder Mill Road is now just blocking one of the shoulders. The southbound lane that was blocked has reopened.

I-95 South lanes blocked in Md.

An accident on I-95 South at Powder Mill Road is blocking one southbound lane and one of the shoulders.

I-95 North fully reopened in Stafford County

I-95 North has fully reopened in Stafford County. Expect some lingering delays after the earlier lane closures, which stemmed from a tractor trailer accident on Tuesday night.

I-95 North lanes still blocked before Springfield Interchange

Scratch that. The Virginia Department of Transportation initially reported that the right three lanes had reopened on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange, but they spoke too soon. The right two lanes and right shoulder remain blocked.

Three I-95 North lanes reopen before Springfield Interchange

The accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange has been moved to the right shoulder. The right three lanes have reopened. Expect lingering delays for traffic approaching this spot.

I-95 North delayed, lane blocked in Stafford

The left lane and left shoulder remain blocked on I-95 North in Stafford County. Delays are not too severe so far this morning, but expect issues to build as more commuters hit the road. 

Three I-95 North lanes blocked before Springfield Interchange

The accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange is now blocking the right three lanes. Only the left lane gets by, so expect heavy delays approaching this spot.

Another crash on I-95 North

An accident on I-95 North before the Springfield Interchange is blocking the left center lane. 

Pennsylvania Ave. lane blocked in Upper Marlboro

Utility work on northbound Pennsylvania Avenue between Westphalia Road and I-95 in Upper Marlboro is blocking one lane and one of the shoulders. Expect delays.

Two I-95 North lanes reopen in Stafford County

I-95 North has partially reopened in Stafford County, according to the Virginia State Police. The right two lanes were open again as of 5:30 a.m. 

I-95 North blocked in Stafford County

Northbound I-95 is closed in Stafford County following a tractor trailer crash on Tuesday night. 

Traffic is being detoured off the northbound lanes at mile marker 136 and guided back on at the Courthouse Road exit, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. She warned that people heading north on I-95 through this area should expect major traffic delays.

The accident, which involved at least two vehicles, occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, she said. Two people were taken to nearby hospitals. The tractor trailer jackknifed across the northbound lanes, and crews are on the scene cleaning up the diesel fuel that spilled out from the vehicle. 

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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