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Georgia Ave blocked in Silver Spring

Mark Berman

8:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- A utility problem is still blocking part of Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring.
One southbound lane is blocked between Wayne Avenue and Bonifant Street.

-- An accident on the Dulles Toll Road is still blocking the east left outside lane of the ramp to I-495.

8:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on the Dulles Toll Road is blocking the east left outside lane of the ramp to I-495.

-- There's a vehicle fire on I-295 near Maine Avenue in Southwest, though the direction is unclear at this time.

-- A pedestrian was struck on 29th and M streets in Northwest.

7:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The debris in the road has been cleared from the Outer Loop.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

-- There might be some Outer Loop delays before the American Legion Bridge (the Maryland side) due to debris in the road.

-- I-395 North is still backed up from Glebe Road back to Duke Street.

6:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The two Inner Loop lanes have reopened at Good Luck Road.

-- I-395 North's left lane has reopened at Washington Boulevard, but there are backups on I-395 North leading to this stretch.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- A disabled vehicle on I-395 North at Washington Boulevard is blocking the left lane.

-- An accident on the Inner Loop at Good Luck Road is blocking two lanes and one of the shoulders.

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters! It's looking like a hot day today, with afternoon showers likely and morning showers possible, according to the fine folks of theCapital Weather Gang. Here are some of the other things that could cause problems for your morning commute:

-- A utility problem is blocking part of Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring.
One southbound lane is blocked between Wayne Avenue and Bonifant Street, causing headaches for part of this highly-trafficked roadway.

-- A new traffic pattern begins today on New York Avenue near the 9th Street Bridge in Northeast.The work zone will be shifted from the inbound curb lane to the second inbound lane of New York Avenue. The second lane will be closed the entire time this phase is going on, while the curb lane will only be open during the morning rush hour. The District Department of Transportation expect to reopen the second inbound lane by mid-September, shifting the work zone to the third inbound lane.

-- A disabled vehicle on the Inner Loop at Connecticut Avenue could slow traffic.

By Mark Berman  | August 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion, Construction, Maryland  
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