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C and 4th streets NE blocked

Mark Berman

10:10 A.M. UPDATE:

According to Rodriguez, the incident being investigated is in the 900 block of D Street NE. Firefighters have left the scene, but Washington Gas crews are still there.

"We are trying to take care of whatever issue there may be there," he said.


Ruben E. Rodriguez, a spokesman for Washington Gas, said the utility company is looking into the gas leak.

"We are investigating that right now," Rodriguez said.

He did not have any additional details about the extent of the leak or cause.

-- Ovetta Wiggins


-- The road closures remain in Northeast: C Street from 3rd to 4th streets and 4th Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Maryland Avenue. Avoid that area.

-- An accident on the Inner Loop/I-495 North is blocking the right lane and one of the shoulders. There are already backups in that area, but expect them to get worse.

-- An accident on I-66 West at the Beltway is blocking the left lane, so expect delays there as well.

-- There are also backups on the 14th Street Bridge, of course.

8:35 A.M. UPDATE:

The road closures impact a very small area in Northeast (just west of Stanton Park), but it'd be a good idea to avoid it if you can. Constitution Avenue to the south or D Street to the north should help you if you're going east or west; if you need to head north, you could try 6th Street, and if you want to go south you could head to 2nd Street.

8:25 A.M. UPDATE:

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services and Washington Gas are reporting to an area in Northeast due to a report of a gas smell. Due to this, there are road closures: C Street from 3rd to 4th streets and 4th Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Maryland Avenue. Avoid that area.

8:10 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-66 East is still pretty slow at the Beltway.

-- In addition to congestion on I-395 North as you approach King Street, the roadway is also congested as you are leaving the Springfield Interchange.

7:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The Inner Loop/I-495 North is still backed up at Arlington Boulevard.

-- I-95 North is pretty congested from Clermont Avenue back to the Springfield Interchange.

-- I-395 North slows as you approach King Street.

7:30 A.M. UPDATE:

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

-- I-66 East is seeing congestion build up at the Beltway.

7:10 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The Inner Loop/I-495 North is really backed up at Arlington Boulevard.

-- The disabled vehicle on the Outer Loop has been cleared.

6:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The debris on U.S. 50 has been cleared.

-- I-395 North is jammed up shortly after the Springfield Interchange.

-- A disabled vehicle on I-495 South/the Outer Loop at Gallows Road is on the right shoulder, but that could cause delays.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Debris in the road on U.S. 50 is blocking one eastbound lane at Columbia Park Road.


Good morning, commuters! Today's weather should be glorious, according to the Capital Weather Gang. But there are tons of events causing road closures and potential congestion this weekend, starting bright and early this morning. Check back here throughout the morning rush for updates on anything that could cause you problems on your commute, and let us know what you see in the comments below.

Some of the planned closures or issues today:

-- Due to an event scheduled at the DAR today, the following streets will be closed starting at 8:00 a.m. and should reopen by 3:00 p.m.:
· C Street, NW - from 17th Street to 18th Street, NW
· D Street, NW - from 17th Street to 18th Street, NW.

-- The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk opening ceremony begins at 7 a.m. today at Nationals Park. Be alert for participants headed there along South Capitol Street and the other roads in Southeast Washington.

-- The District Department of Transportation will be closing part of the right lane on westbound New York Avenue in Northeast this morning and lasting through the holiday weekend.

The right lane will be closed from Fairview Avenue to the bridge beginning at 9 a.m. today and lasting through 6:30 a.m. on Monday. (If there is bad weather, the lane closure will be rescheduled for the following weekend.)

This is to allow for concrete pouring and curing activity associated with the construction of the new 9th Street Bridge. Westbound motorists are advised to stay to the left.

-- The District Department of Transportation also plans to reduce traffic to a single lane on Fourth and Fifth Streets in Northeast between H and G Streets for a month as part of the H Street reconstruction project.

The following restrictions begin today and are expected to last until about Nov. 9:
-- Curbside parking will be reduced throughout the work zone.
-- Southbound traffic will not be allowed on Fifth Street between H and G.
-- Fourth Street is one-way southbound.

By Mark Berman  | October 8, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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What happened in Tysons yesterday around 4:30 that totally destroyed the commute for everyone? They had 123 closed at the mall and here was car with all of it's doors opened, sitting in the intersection. But I didn't really see signs of an accident. Worked in that area for over 9 years, never has it been that bad. Ever. That said, I hope anyone involved in the situation is okay.

Posted by: ljo211 | October 8, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

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