8:48 A.M. Update:
Wisconsin Avenue has reopened, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Again, expect backups to remain in place for a while in both directions, but the roadway has reopened in Glover Park.
The suspicious package was cleared and no hazardous materials were found, according to police officials.
8:45 A.M. Update:
Ttraffic appears to be moving in both directions on Wisconsin Avenue near Calvert Street. You can expect delays in both directions for a while as a result of the earlier road closures, but traffic at least appears to be moving through this stretch of Wisconsin Avenue.
Police are still on the scene on the 2200 block of Wisconsin Avenue, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The roadway hasn’t reopened, according to police. We will let you know when it is officially open again.
8:40 A.M. Update:
There’s a disabled vehicle on 12th Street and Michigan Avenue in Northeast. Avoid that area and expect delays.
Traffic is still backed up on I-66 East at Chain Bridge Road and I-95 North approaching the Springfield Interchange.
8:35 A.M. Update:
Traffic is still snarled on northbound Wisconsin Avenue approaching Q Street, from what we see on traffic cameras. Police cars are still visible on Wisconsin Avenue at Calvert Street, just north of the road closure this morning.
8:30 A.M. Update:
The package has been cleared and the D.C. Fire Department are leaving the scene, according to spokesman Pete Piringer.
However, the roadway might still be blocked right now. Metropolitan Police Department officials said they believe police are still on the scene. We’ll update with more information as soon as we know. But expect traffic issues even after the road reopens.
8:10 A.M. Update:
The accident on northbound I-395 has been cleared and all lanes are open near the 6th Street exit in Southeast.
7:50 A.M. Update:
The 2200 block of Wisconsin Avenue remains blocked in both directions. The D.C. Fire Department are on the scene assisting the Metropolitan Police Department. There is still no timetable for when the road might reopen.
Meanwhile, the earlier accident reported on southbound I-395 is actually on northbound I-395. (The southbound direction was reported by Alert DC, but they have since amended it.) So it’s an accident on northbound I-395 at the 6th Street exit in Southeast Washington, and it’s reportedly blocking the far left lane in that direction.
7:30 A.M. Update:
An accident on southbound I-395 Southbound at the 6th Street exit in Southeast Washington is reportedly blocking the far left lane.
7:25 A.M. Update:
A suspicious package in the 2200 block of Wisconsin Avenue has blocked the road in both directions, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. They were notified at 6:58 a.m., and there is no timetable for when the roadway might reopen.
7:15 A.M. Update:
The 2200 block of Wisconsin Avenue is blocked in Northwest Washington due to police activity. Avoid the area.
7:05 A.M. Update:
There’s debris in the road on I-95 North at Arena Drive.
The inner loop of the Beltway is backed up approaching Gallows Road.
6:45 A.M. Update:
There are big backups on eastbound I-66 approaching Chain Bridge Road.
I-395 North is also already backed up at the 14th Street Bridge.
6:20 A.M. Update:
I-95 North is heavily backed up approaching the Franconia Springfield Parkway and, further south, traffic is also slow nearing Woodbridge.
Good morning, commuters! After a warm, sunny day yesterday, today’s weather forecast calls for showers, thunderstorms and cloudy skies, according to the Capital Weather Gang. While there won’t be horrible rain and wind (at least a quarter of an inch of rain in most spots along with wind between 5 and 10 mph), it could still slow your morning commute and cause problems. Add extra time to your trip just to be safe.
We’ll be keeping tabs on the commute all morning, rounding up any headaches, issues or problems we hear about. Let us know anything you see out there — tell us in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).