Monitoring the Friday morning commute

November 9, 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 nicer weather for Friday, with sunnier skies and air that’s less brisk. 

[liveblog]

Crash on MLK Ave. in Southeast D.C.

An accident on northbound Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at Good Hope Road SE is in the curb lane. Stay to the left.

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That does it for our morning liveblog. Safe travels!

Outer loop lanes reopened in Md.

The crash on the outer loop of the Beltway at Rockville Pike has been cleared and the two lanes have reopened. 

Normal service resumes on Red Line

Metro reports that normal service has resumed on the Red Line.

Crash on 14th Street Bridge

A crash has been reported on the northbound 14th Street Bridge. 

Outer loop lanes blocked in Md.

The crash on the outer loop of the Beltway at Rockville Pike is blocking two lanes. Expect delays heading that way.

Red Line delays continue

Red Line delays continue in both directions as a result of a person being on the tracks earlier near Twinbrook. We’ve reached out to Metro to find out more about this person and what happened, and we will update with what we hear. Commuters, expect these delays to linger on the Red Line.

Crash on outer loop in Md.

A crash on the outer loop of the Beltway at Rockville Pike could slow traffic there. No lane closures have been reported yet, but watch for issues.

Normal Red Line service resuming, delays will linger

Metro reports that normal Red Line service is being restored, but expect residual delays to linger. 

Red Line delays after report of person on tracks

Red Line riders should expect delays in both directions due to an earlier report of someone being on the tracks between Twinbrook and White Flint. Metro initially turned off the power for both tracks, but power has been restored on one of the two tracks, said Metro spokesman Dan Stessel. He warned riders to expect delays in both directions, as they are currently inspecting the tracks in this area. 

Disabled vehicle on I-395 South cleared

The disabled vehicle on I-395 South at Glebe Road has been cleared from the right lane and right shoulder.

Crash in Northeast D.C. cleared

The crash on Minnesota Avenue near Benning Road NE has been cleared, according to police.

Red Line trains holding

Red Line trains are holding at Rockville and Twinbrook due to a person on the tracks, according to Metro.

Traffic moving on H Street NW

The Post’s Maggie Fazeli Fard provides an update on the earlier armed robbery south of Dupont Circle. She says police briefly taped off Madison Place, but that the overall investigation is not impacting the flow of traffic on H Street NW.

MARC delay

MARC train 842 is running 12 minutes late due to single tracking at Savage.

 

Crash on Minnesota Ave. near Benning Rd. NE

A crash on Minnesota Avenue near Benning Road NE could snarl traffic there. Expect delays.

Disabled vehicle on I-395 South

A disabled vehicle on I-395 South at Glebe Road is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

Robbery near Dupont Circle

If you encountered any delays south of Dupont Circle this morning, they may have stemmed from an armed robbery that occurred. Head to Crime Scene for more details. There are no reported street closures right now. 

Crash cleared at N.Y. and Montana avenues NE

The accident at New York and Montana avenues NE has been cleared, police report.

Red Line train offloads

A Red Line train heading to Glenmont offloaded at Rhode Island Avenue due to a brake problem. Another Red Line train was right behind it, according to Metro, but watch for potential crowding or delays.

Crash at N.Y. and Montana avenues NE

An accident has been reported at New York and Montana avenues NE, according to police. Watch for delays.

Disabled vehicle on I-395 South

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

Normal Orange/Blue Line service resumes

Metro reports that normal service has resumed on the Orange and Blue lines, following earlier delays in both directions. 

Crash on I-95 North

A crash on I-95 North before the Franconia Springfield Parkway is blocking the left shoulder.

Orange/Blue Line delays

Orange and Blue Line riders should expect delays in both directions due to an earlier disabled train at Smithsonian.

Possible MARC Penn Line crowding

Three MARC Penn Line trains will have one fewer cars than normal this morning: Trains 409 (departing Penn Station at 6:13 a.m.), 408 (departing Union Station at 7:20 a.m.) and 421 (departing Penn Station at 8:10 a.m.). Watch for potential crowding on the remaining cars on these three trains. 

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He anchors Post Nation, a destination for breaking news, developing stories and quick analysis of events around the country.
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