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NY Ave less backed up

Mark Berman

Good morning, commuters! This work week kicks off on a wet and chilly note, unlike some of last week's commutes (which were hot and/or flooded). Here's a look at the headaches facing you today (and this post will be updated throughout the morning rush hour).

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-395 South at Glebe Road is still blocking the left lane.

-- The backups on westbound New York Avenue have eased considerably. There's still congestion at New Jersey Avenue, but it's much improved.

-- An accident on U.S. 301 North at U.S. 50 West could slow traffic there.

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


8:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Westbound River Road has reopened at Brookside Drive in Bethesda.

-- An accident on I-395 South at Glebe Road is blocking the left lane.

8 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Backups have eased slightly on westbound New York Avenue. They aren't stretching all the way back beyond Florida Avenue, at least. Things are still slow and crowded as you approach New Jersey Avenue.

-- And, yes, westbound River Road is still blocked at Brookside Drive.

7:30 A.M. UPDATE:

New York Avenue has reopened at New Jersey Avenue. There are still considerable backups, though traffic is moving again (albeit slowly) along westbound New York Avenue. It appears that there are officers on the scene helping direct traffic.

7:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- New York Avenue is incredibly backed up as you approach Florida Avenue. So if you want to avoid sitting still in massive gridlock, you might want to get off New York Avenue sometime before Florida Avenue.

-- Westbound River Road is still blocked at Brookside Drive.

-- The earlier accident on I-95 South to the south of Woodbridge has cleared up.

7:05 A.M. UPDATE:

All westbound lanes of New York Avenue are blocked at New Jersey Avenue. Also blocked: New York Avenue at First Street and New Jersey Avenue and K Street Traffic is being diverted to eastbound New York Avenue.

If you can avoid the area, we'd recommend taking Rhode Island Avenue to the north or Massachusetts Avenue to the south.

6:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- New York Avenue inbound is blocked at New Jersey Avenue due to an accident. New York Avenue is very, very backed up, and drivers should avoid it if they can.

6:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- There is bad congestion on I-66 East at Chain Bridge Road.

6:15 A.M. UPDATE:

-- ART route 75 is going to be delayed due to a fallen tree on Columbia Pike and S. Frederick Street in Arlington. (ART 75 will be taking Four Mile Run instead.) Expect potential delays on Columbia Pike and S. Frederick Street.

-- The I-95 South accident is still blocking the left lane south of Woodbridge.

-- Westbound River Road is still blocked at Brookside Drive.

ORIGINAL POST:

-- Debris in the road is blocking westbound River Road at Brookside Drive in Bethesda.

-- An accident on I-95 South is blocking the left lane south of Woodbridge.

-- The Capital Beltway inner loop exit ramp to westbound Braddock Road is supposed to have reopened this morning at 5 a.m. after closing at 9:30 p.m. Friday for storm drain installation, part of the High Occupancy Toll lane construction project.

-- The Dulles Metrorail project, which recently changed the way drivers get from southbound Route 123 to westbound Route 7 by routing traffic on to Frontage Road, is doing some overnight work on the new exit to Frontage Road from Sunday through Thursday. Frontage Road will be close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each of those nights. But the work will be phased to ensure that businesses that would be open late remain accessible.

By Mark Berman  | October 4, 2010; 5:45 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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