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Beltway lanes backed up in VA

Mark Berman

8:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-495 North is still very congested at I-66.

-- I-395 North is packed at the 14th Street Bridge and Washington Boulevard.

-- The accidents on U.S. 50 West and MD 295 South have been cleared.

-- However, there is a disabled vehicle on U.S. 50 West at the Beltway in Maryland.

-- A pedestrian has also been struck at 21st and K streets in Northwest.


8:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The Beltway lanes have reopened just east of Van Dorn Street, but big backups remain, so expect delays in the area.

-- An accident on U.S. 50 West at Ardwick Ardmore Road is blocking one eastbound lane.

-- An accident on MD 295 South before Laurel Bowie Road is blocking one southbound lane.

-- A pedestrian was struck at 15th and Irving streets in Northwest.

8:10 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The left lane, left center lane and right center lane are still blocked on I-95 North/the Beltway, so expect big problems if you're on the Beltway anywhere near the Springfield Interchange.

-- Unsurprisingly, there are backups on I-95 North heading towards this spot (just east of Van Dorn Street).

-- I-495 North is also backed up heading to I-66.

7:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-95 North/the Beltway just east of Van Dorn Street is blocking the left lane, left center lane and right center lane. Expect big, big delays.

-- The accident on I-70 West to the west of Woodbine Road/MD 94 is still blocking two lanes in Woodbine.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The accident on I-95 South in Occoquan has been cleared and is no longer blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

-- I-66 East is very backed up at Nutley Street.

-- I-95 North is also backed up just to the east of the Springfield Interchange.

7:15 A.M. UPDATE:

-- U.S. 50 westbound is already very backed up at the Beltway, reports the Post's Michael Bolden. Commuters who have taken U.S. 50 Westbound this morning -- have you seen anything on the road to explain the delays? Spots of particularly egregious congestion, lanes being blocked, anything like that. Let us know in the comments below!

6:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The accident on I-95 South in Occoquan is still blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

-- The accident on I-70 West to the west of Woodbine Road/MD 94 is also still blocking two lanes in Woodbine.

6:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-70 West to the west of Woodbine Road/MD 94 is blocking two lanes in Woodbine.

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters! Here's a roundup of the headaches and other traffic issues facing you during the morning rush:

-- An accident on I-95 South in Occoquan is blocking the left lane and left shoulder.

By Mark Berman  | September 22, 2010; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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Comments

For the wreck on the beltway: It is right after the bridge over Eisenhower Connector. Looked like all lanes were blocked. Traffic could only get by using the off ramp and reentering on the on ramp. Police, Fire, and ambulances were on the scene as of about 7:50.

Posted by: Toby-R | September 22, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

But it's car free day!

Posted by: jiji1 | September 22, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Yes car free day...and this was the worst traffic I've seen in a while. All routes were clogged this morning, sheer volume, and it took me two hours to go from Huntington Ave in Alexandria to Edsall Road and then into Old Town. Normally that trip is 25 minutes door to door. Inner loop, outer loop, 395, Duke Street and even back roads to King Street (my bail out route) were all just at capacity at 8 this morning. So much for car-free day.

Posted by: CyanSquirrel | September 22, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

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