Drivers in Montgomery County are facing delays on the Capital Beltway due to a crash and a downed tree on the outer loop.

A crash on the outer loop between Colesville Road and MD-355/Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue is blocking the left lane and a downed tree on the right side of the roadway is slowing traffic at University Boulevard.

Traffic is moving, albeit slowly, and delays extend about eight miles in the area. Drivers are advised to  use caution, especially as more rain and stormy weather moves through the area this morning.