Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

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 says we’re done with the rain and gloom of Tuesday morning. It’ll be chilly and sunny out there. 

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That’s it for our liveblog

That does it for the morning liveblog. Safe travels! 

Crash on Braddock Rd.

An accident on Braddock Road at Ox Road is blocking the right two lanes and right shoulder. If you need to travel near George Mason University and usually use this road, expect to encounter delays.

 

Crash on I-95 South

An accident on I-95 South before Triangle is blocking the left two lanes and left shoulder. Expect southbound delays.

Crash at 11th St. and Rhode Island Ave. NW

An accident at 11th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW could create delays there, according to the D.C. police.

Loudoun Street reopened in Leesburg

An update for Leesburg drivers: Loudoun Street has reopened between Harrison Street and South King Street. It was closed for much of the morning due to a fire.

Inner loop crash cleared

The crash on the inner loop of the Beltway at Annapolis Road has been cleared. 

Crash on inner loop in Md.

A crash on the inner loop of the Beltway at Annapolis Road could snarl traffic there. No lane closures are reported right now, but watch for delays.

Disabled vehicle on the inner loop

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at I-66 is blocking the right shoulder and could create delays. 

Inner loop crash cleared

The accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arena Drive has been cleared.

Crash on the inner loop

An accident on the inner loop of the Beltway at Arena Drive could create delays there. No lane closures have been reported yet, but expect to encounter some headaches. 

Loudoun Street blocked in Leesburg

Leesburg drivers: Police report that Loudoun Street is shut down between Harrison Street and South King Street due to a fire. This stretch of Loudoun Street houses the Loudoun County Government Center. For alternate routes, try Market Street/Edwards Ferry Road to the north or Catoctin Circle to the south.

MARC Camden Line delay

MARC Camden Line train 840 is also 10 to 12 minutes behind schedule because it is behind a freight train.

I-95 North crash cleared

The accident on I-95 North just before the Springfield Interchange has been cleared from the right shoulder. 

Disabled vehicle cleared from outer loop

There was briefly a disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway at River Road, but it was already cleared.

Metrobuses skipping stops due to road closure

Westbound Rhode Island Avenue remains closed at South Dakota Avenue NE. As a result, Metrobuses on routes 82, 83, 84, 86 and T18 are going to skip the stops at Rhode Island Avenue and Thayer Street NE and at Rhode Island Avenue and 20th Street NE. Metro says riders should board those buses on 18th Street or South Dakota Avenue.

MARC Brunswick Line delay

MARC Brunswick Line train 892 is approaching Boyds about 10 to 12 minutes late due to freight train interference, the Maryland Transit Administration reports.

Disabled vehicle blocking westbound Rhode Island Ave. NE

A disabled vehicle on westbound Rhode Island Avenue at South Dakota Avenue NE is blocking all westbound lanes right now. Avoid the area and expect delays.

I-95 North lane reopens

The accident on I-95 North just before the Springfield Interchange is also now just blocking the right shoulder. The right lane has reopened there as well.

I-395 North lane reopened at 14th St. Bridge

The crash on northbound I-395 at the 14th Street Bridge is now just blocking the right shoulder. The right lane has reopened.

Disabled vehicle cleared from outer loop

A disabled vehicle was on the outer loop of the Beltway near Georgia Avenue, but it has been cleared.

Crash on I-395 North at 14th St. Bridge

A crash on northbound I-395 at the 14th Street Bridge is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

Crash on I-95 North

An accident on I-95 North just before the Springfield Interchange is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

MARC Camden Line delays

MARC Camden Line train 841 is running 20 minutes behind due to a disabled freight train blocking the track. The freight train, which was near Baltimore, has been cleared and shouldn’t cause additional delays, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

 
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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Mark Berman · November 13, 2012