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Big backups and delays in VA

Mark Berman

8:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The backups remain on I-95 North (from Van Dorn Street back to the Beltway), I-395 North (at the 14th Street Bridge), I-495 North (at I-66) and I-66 East (at the Beltway).

-- I-495 West is pretty packed near University Boulevard and Colesville Road, but cars are still moving.

-- Westbound New York Avenue is pretty congested at Bladensburg Road.


8:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-95 North is heavily congested up from S. Van Dorn Street back to the Springfield Interchange.

-- I-395 North is now slow up at the 14th Street Bridge and less backed up at points south.

8 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Wow, I-66 East is incredibly backed up at the Beltway. Expect big delays if you're heading out that way.

-- A disabled vehicle on I-95 South in Woodbridge is on the shoulder, but there's a potential for some congestion, so be aware of that.

7:40 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on westbound South Dakota Avenue at Bladensburg Road in Northeast is blocking one lane, so expect big delays there.

7:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The debris on the Outer Loop has been cleared.

-- I-95 North is backed up near Telegraph Road.

-- An accident on I-495 North at the Braddock Road exit is blocking the left shoulder near the exit, so expect congestion.

-- The Inner Loop is also backed up further north, with traffic badly congested approaching I-66.

7:15 A.M. UPDATE:

There's debris on the Outer Loop at River Road, so look out for potential delays in that area of the Beltway.

7 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The Inner Loop/I-495 North is heavily backed up at Gallows Road.

-- I-395 North is now backed up at Glebe Road.

6:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The I-270 North lane has reopened.

-- Congestion on I-395 North at Duke Street already stretches back to the Springfield Interchange.

-- An accident on I-95 North in Woodbridge is blocking the right lane.

6:05 A.M. UPDATE:

An unidentified man was struck by a freight train in Prince George's County before dawn Wednesday, police said, and is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

A CSX train hit the man about 3:16 a.m., on tracks that are located in the 4500 block of Rhode Island Avenue. A Prince George's police spokesman said investigators are trying to determine how and why the man came to be on the tracks.

The investigation has not required any road closures or interrupted commuter train service, authorities said.

-- Debbi Wilgoren (via Post Now)

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters! We've got one more cool and cloudy day this week, so enjoy the autumnal weather before the temperature creeps upwards later in the week. Keep your eyes here throughout the morning for updates on your morning commute, and let us know in the comments anything you see that we haven't heard about yet.

-- Roadwork has closed one lane on I-270 North at W. Montgomery Avenue.

-- 21st Street is closed between K Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest. It will reopen by 7 a.m., according to Alert DC.

-- Remember that tonight, the High Occupancy Toll lanes project is scheduled to shift the four lanes of the Capital Beltway's outer loop to the right, onto a new bridge over Route 50. Watch for some overnight lane closings before the shift while crews put down pavement markings and set up the new tie-in for traffic.

By Mark Berman  | October 6, 2010; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting  
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