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Beltway lanes blocked in VA

Mark Berman

Here's a roundup of some of the headaches commuters will face this morning:

8:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The lanes remain closed on I-95 North at Van Dorn Street. This is obviously causing delays, so again, avoid the area if you can.

8:25 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The two left lanes on I-95 North continue to be blocked at Van Dorn Street, due to the tractor trailer accident. Backups are even worse, so avoid this if you can.

-- Better news a bit north on the Beltway: The earlier accident on I-495 North at the Dulles Toll Road is cleared, so ramps and lanes should be open.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

-- A tractor trailer accident on I-95 North/the Beltway at Van Dorn Street is blocking the left lane, left center lane and left shoulder. There are already backups, and you can expect it to get worse.

-- The Dulles Toll Road entrance ramp and end of the merge lane onto I-495 North are still blocked.

7:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The accident on I-495 North at the Dulles Toll Road/267 is blocking the north entrance ramp to I-495 North. It's also blocking the end of the merge lane from the toll road. So yes, you should expect delays in that area.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-495 North at the Dulles Toll Road/267 is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

-- I-495 North is also delayed heading towards I-66, like it always is.

-- And I-395 North is even more backed up at the 14th Street Bridge now! Fun.

7 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The backups on I-395 North have gotten a bit worse at Duke Street, Seminary Road and the 14th Street Bridge.

6:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The I-395 North delays are spreading. Now there's congestion at the 14th Street Bridge and Seminary Road. Things are still slowest at Duke Street right now.

6:15 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-395 North is already crowded and slow at Duke Street. Of course it is.

-- The I-95 North lanes have reopened at Cherry Hill Road.

ORIGINAL POST:

-- I-95 North is partially blocked at Cherry Hill Road. Due to roadwork, the right lane and right shoulder are blocked. This is just north of the Beltway in Beltsville.

By Mark Berman  | June 17, 2010; 5:55 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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