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Monitoring the A.M. commute before the storm

8:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on I-95 North after Sandy Spring Road is blocking one northbound lane and one of the shoulders.

Eastbound I-66 remains backed up around Chain Bridge Road.

The inner loop of the Beltway is congested around the Dulles Toll Road, where a disabled vehicle blocked a lane earlier this morning.

8:10 A.M. Update:

The disabled vehicle has been cleared from the inner loop at the Dulles Toll Road.

7:50 A.M. Update:

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway at the Dulles Toll Road is blocking the right lane.

7:30 A.M. Update:

Some debris on the inner loop of the Beltway before Arena Drive could cause delays.

7:15 A.M. Update:

There is very heavy congestion on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road right now.

7:05 A.M. Update:

All lanes have reopened on inbound Suitland Parkway at Firth Sterling Avenue. As always, expect some residual delays there for a bit.

6:50 A.M. Update:

The right lane remains blocked on inbound Suitland Parkway at Firth Sterling Avenue.

6:30 A.M. Update:

An accident on the inbound Suitland Parkway at Firth Sterling Avenue in Southeast Washington is blocking inbound lanes, with traffic being diverted onto Firth Sterling.

6:15 A.M. Update:

The accident on I-270 South has been cleared and the lanes all reopened.

Original Post:

Hurricane Irene is heading our way this weekend, and we are under a tropical storm watch, but there’s still one work day between us and that storm. People are still going to be heading to and from work, even as they prepare for Irene.

Today should be a muggy, summery day with potential showers in the morning and thunderstorms in the afternoon, according to the Capital Weather Gang. Some schools and landmarks also remain closed in the wake of this week’s earthquake.

We’ll be keeping tabs on any headaches, issues or problems we hear about on the roads this morning. Make sure to tell us about anything you see out there — either in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).

So far:

An accident on I-270 South before Montgomery Avenue is blocking both local lanes and two shoulders.

Other resources

Capital Weather Gang

Amtrak canceling some weekend service

Airlines change travel policies for Irene

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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