Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

November 7, 2012

Good morning, commuters! We’re going to be live-blogging the morning rush here, bringing you the latest in traffic and transit. 

Make sure to let us know what you’re seeing. 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 predicts chilly temperatures, with potential rain and snow coming later in the day.

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Checking in on commuter rail

There are no reported Metro, MARC or VRE delays right now.

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And that does it for our morning liveblog. Safe travels! And remember, rain and snow this afternoon and evening could slow your commute home. Use extra caution and prepare for a slow evening commute. 

Crashes cleared in Northwest, Southeast D.C.

The accident at Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street NW and the crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Howard Road SE have both been cleared, according to police. 

Crash blocking northbound DC-295 lane

A crash on northbound DC-295 at Laboratory Road SW is blocking the left lane. Move to the right and expect delays.

I-66 East slowing down before and after Beltway

I-66 East is seeing heavy traffic on both sides of the Beltway. Heavy congestion begins slowing commuters at around Chain Bridge Road, while delays continue on through beyond the Dulles Toll Road. 

Crash at Georgia Ave. and Upshur St. NW

An accident at Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street NW could snarl traffic around that intersection. This is also creating delays for a few Metrobus routes.

Crash cleared from 295 in D.C.

The accident on northbound DC-295 at Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE has been cleared. 

Crash on northbound 295 in Northeast D.C.

A crash on northbound DC-295 at Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE could create delays there, police report.

Disabled vehicle cleared from outer loop in Md.

There was a disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at the Rockville Pike, but it was just cleared from the right shoulder.

Disabled vehicle on Southwest Freeway

A disabled vehicle on the eastbound Southwest Freeway at South Capitol Street is blocking the far left lane. Move to the right and expect delays, according to the D.C. police.

Crash on MLK Ave in Southeast D.C.

An accident has been reported on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Howard Road SE, according to D.C. police.

Disabled vehicle on I-395 North

There’s now a disabled vehicle on I-395 North at Edsall Road on the right shoulder.

Crash on outer loop in Md.

An accident has been reported on the outer loop of the Beltway near I-270. No lane closures have been reported yet, but watch for issues there.

Disabled vehicle on I-395 South

A disabled vehicle on I-395 South at King Street is blocking the right shoulder.

Inner loop backed up in Va.

The inner loop of the Beltway is very congested in Virginia, with headaches stretching from Arlington Boulevard nearly back to the Springfield Interchange. Be prepared for a very slow trip if you’re heading that way. 

Disabled vehicle cleared from I-95 North

The disabled vehicle on I-95 North just after Woodbridge has been cleared from the left shoulder.

Disabled vehicle cleared from outer loop in Md.

There was a disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at New Hampshire Avenue, but it has been cleared from the right shoulder.

Disabled vehicle on I-95 North

A disabled vehicle on I-95 North just after Woodbridge is blocking the left shoulder.

Disabled vehicle cleared from Beltway

The disabled vehicle has also been cleared from the right shoulder on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard.

I-95 North crash cleared

The accident on I-95 North in Triangle has been cleared from the left lane and left shoulder.

Crash on I-95 North in Triangle

An accident on I-95 North in Triangle is blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

Disabled vehicle on Beltway

A disabled vehicle is also blocking the right shoulder on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard.

Disabled vehicle on I-395

A disabled vehicle is blocking the shoulder of the I-395 HOV lanes near Washington Boulevard.

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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