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Constitution Ave WB still blocked

Mark Berman

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The accident on the Inner Loop, which is still blocking all but one lane, is wreaking havoc on Beltway traffic right now. I-495 North is still very backed up at the American Legion Bridge on the Virginia side. It's no better when you cross the river, because there are still considerable delays as you approach I-270, where traffic is being rerouted. Along the entire northern strip of the Beltway in Maryland, traffic heading towards I-270 is at a crawl. And as you might imagine, I-270 South is also very slow approaching the spur.

The Inner Loop won't fully reopen for at least another few hours, according to the Maryland State Police. So stay off the Beltway if you can help it.

-- Additionally, eastbound Veirs Mill Road remains blocked. There is one lane going in each direction on the westbound side, and that'll remain in place at least through the morning rush.

-- I-66 East is backed up at the Beltway. An accident at that spot is on the shoulder, but traffic still slows as you approach.

-- Westbound Constitution Avenue is still closed between 9th and 12th streets in Northwest.


8:15 A.M. UPDATE:

Unsurprisingly, I-495 North is very, very backed up at the American Legion Bridge on the Virginia side. This obviously stems from the Inner Loop closure on the other side of the river.

7:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The I-95 North lanes have reopened north of Dale City.

-- An accident is blocking one lane on the Outer Loop before University Boulevard.

-- Westbound Constitution Avenue remains closed between 9th and 12th streets in Northwest.

7:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Two lanes of I-95 North remain blocked north of Dale City.

-- One of the Inner Loop lanes has reopened in Maryland, but the rest of the lanes are still blocked due to the accident this morning.

6:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Westbound Constitution Avenue remains closed between 9th and 12th streets in Northwest this morning. Pennsylvania Avenue and Independence Avenue are recommended alternatives.

-- I-66 East is backed up at the Beltway.

-- The left and center lane remain blocked on I-95 North to the north of Dale City.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on I-95 North is blocking the left and center lanes just north of Dale City.

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters! It should be a nice, clear day today, but what is it like on the road? Check back here throughout the morning for updates on your all of the headaches impacting your morning rush hour.

-- The 24-inch water main that broke on Constitution Avenue between 9th and 12th streets in Northwest this weekend continues to cause problems for commuters. Eastbound Constitution Avenue has reopened to traffic, but the westbound lanes remain blocked due to damage from the water main break, according to the District Department of Transportation.

-- There are major headaches in Maryland, with the Inner Loop blocked near I-270 and Veirs Mill Road partially blocked by an early morning accident. Check here for more.

By Mark Berman  | October 18, 2010; 6:05 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Capital Beltway, Commuting, Congestion  
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