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I-66 East backed up at I-495

Mark Berman

8:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The I-66 East lanes have reopened at the Beltway (and the accident moved to the shoulder), but big delays remain for eastbound travelers.

-- I-395 North is still very backed up at the 14th Street Bridge.

-- Emergency roadwork is blocking one Outer Loop lane and one of the shoulders at New Hampshire Avenue.

8:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-66 East at the Beltway is blocking the left and right center lanes.

-- The accident on the Inner Loop before Kenilworth Avenue has been cleared.

-- A disabled vehicle is now blocking one Outer Loop lane before Landover Road (exit 17).

8:10 A.M. UPDATE:

According to this Tweet, the zombies swarmed the Lincoln Memorial but "left peacefully" after being told they needed a permit. [Via DCAbloob] Once again, zombies are felled by the power of logistical governmental requirements.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

-- There are big backups on I-66 East at Nutley and Sudley roads.

-- The congestion on I-395 North at the 14th Street Bridge is still bad.

-- I-95 North is slow heading to S. Van Dorn Street.

-- An accident on the Inner Loop before Kenilworth Avenue is blocking one of the shoulders.

7:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The accident on U.S. 1 in Lorton has been cleared and all lanes reopened.

-- The accident on I-395 North has also been cleared at the 14th Street Bridge, but considerable backups remain.

-- Seriously. Zombies? Zombies. Let us know. We want pictures, experiences and information on how soon before they start protesting for tax breaks for the undead or something.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

So, did you run into any zombies on your commute this morning? Seriously. As a promotion for AMC's upcoming undead series "The Walking Dead" (from Frank "Shawshank Redemption" Darabont), the Lincoln Memorial will be awash with zombies, photographers and camera crews at about 7:30 a.m. this morning, according to Post's TV crew. The zombies will start out at the Lincoln Memorial before heading to Georgetown, after which some will chug off to Chinatown and this is officially the strangest sentence I've ever written.

If you saw anything, let us know in the comments below. E-mail your pictures to Tweet us @drgridlock. We want to know what you see!

7:10 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-395 North at the 14th Street Bridge is already causing backups. Expect delays if you're approaching that area.

6:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The debris on I-270 North has been cleared.

-- U.S. 1 remains blocked southbound in Lorton.

-- I-66 East is very backed up at Chain Bridge Road.

6:15 A.M. UPDATE:

-- All southbound lanes of U.S. 1 remain blocked in Lorton by the accident.

-- The roadwork on I-270 North has been cleared.

-- There's now debris on I-270 North at Gude Drive.


Good morning, commuters. Here's a look at the headaches and traffic woes awaiting you on your morning commute. Check back here throughout the morning rush for updates.

-- A tractor trailer accident is blocking all southbound lanes of U.S. 1 at Hassett Street in Lorton. Both shoulders are closed as well.

-- Roadwork is blocking one lane of I-270 North at Falls Road.

By Mark Berman  | October 26, 2010; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion, Virginia  
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