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Wet and windy A.M. commute

Mark Berman

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The accident on I-95 North before Powder Mill Road has been cleared.

-- The Inner Loop remains slow in Virginia.

-- I-66 East is still jammed heading to the Beltway.

8:25 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-95 North before Powder Mill Road is blocking one lane.

-- The Inner Loop is crawling in Virginia along the southwest corner of the Beltway.

-- There's also an accident at New York and Montana avenues in Northeast.

8:10 A.M. UPDATE:

And the Outer Loop lanes have reopened at the ramp to I-95 North near College Park. They were closed earlier this morning due to the jackknifed tractor trailer.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

The left lane has reopened on the Inner Loop and only the shoulder is blocked. But there are considerable delays on the Inner Loop heading to I-66, so it'll still be a slow slog if that's your commute.

7:50 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on the Inner Loop between Braddock Road and the Springfield Interchange is blocking the left lane and left shoulder. Expect big delays, particularly for Inner Loop commuters and people heading towards the Springfield Interchange via I-95 North or I-395 South.

7:30 A.M. UPDATE:

The Inner Loop lane has reopened at Leesburg Pike, but big backups and delays remain for traffic heading in that direction.

7:15 A.M. UPDATE:

Some bad backups in Virginia right now. To whit:

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

-- I-95 North is very slow as you approach the Springfield Interchange.

-- I-395 North is also congested at the 14th Street Bridge.

-- And the right Inner Loop lane is still blocked at Leesburg Pike, causing backups as you approach that area on the Beltway.

7 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The accident on I-95 North in Woodbridge is now just blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

-- The Post's Michael Bolden also reports that westbound Annapolis Road/MD 450 has some congestion at BWI Parkway because there's an accident scene with emergency vehicles and westbound commuters are slowing down to see what's going on.

6:45 A.M. UPDATE:

There's an accident on New York Avenue and 6th Street in Northwest, so expect delays if you're heading in that direction. The Post's Michael Bolden reports that U.S. 50 inbound into the city is already backed up at the East-West Highway.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on the Inner Loop/I-495 North at Leesburg Pike is blocking the right center lane, right lane and right shoulder. There are already backups, but expect big headaches if you're heading this way.

-- I-66 East is seeing backups at Sudley and Chain Bridge roads. There's also an accident as I-66 East reaches the Beltway, but it's on the shoulder.

6:10 A.M. UPDATE:

More on the Maryland Beltway lanes being blocked: A jackknifed tractor trailer on the Outer Loop is blocking the two right lanes at the ramp to I-95 North, according to the Maryland State Police. The accident happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. and they aren't sure yet when the lanes will reopen.

Additionally, an accident on I-95 North in Woodbridge is blocking the left lane just north of the Prince William Parkway.

5:50 A.M. UPDATE:

Here are some incidents to be aware of at this time:

-- An accident at 13th and I (Eye) streets in Northwest could cause big problems at that area.

-- There's also an accident on I-495/Outer Loop at the I-95 split north of College Park blocking one Outer Loop lane and the right merge lane.

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters. After overnight rain, we're in for a wet commute this morning that's sure to snarl and slow your trip into work. The Capital Weather Gang reports the likelihood of showers and the potential for thunderstorms and strong winds through early-to-mid morning. We'll be blogging here through the morning rush hour about how it's impacting your commute. Bookmark the Dr. Gridlock blog for the latest updates.

And make sure to let us know if you see or hear of any other delays or problems! Leave a comment below, e-mail us at transportation@washpost.com or Tweet us @drgridlock.

Here are some resources that may come in handy.

Check road conditions
Live traffic map | Maryland | Virginia

Utility problems
BGE outages: 877-778-2222; downed wires: 800-685-0123; outage map
Dominion outages and downed wires: 866-366-4357; outage map
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative outages and downed wires: 703-335-0500; outage reports
Pepco outages: 877-737-2662; downed wires: 202-872-343; outage map
Washington Gas: 800-752-7520

Downed trees and debris in roads
Anne Arundel County: After hours, 410-222-6120; northern district, 410-222-6120; central district, 410-222-7940; southern district; 410-222-7940; Annapolis; 410-263-7870.
Arlington County:703-228-6527; after hours, 703-558-2222.
Calvert County: 410-535-1600.
Charles County: 301-932-3450 or 301-870-2778.
The District: 311; clogged storm drains, 202-612-3400.
Fairfax County: 703-324-5033 (Public Works); 571-350-1000 (Emergency Management); 703-383-VDOT.
Howard County: 410-313-3440.
Loudoun County:703-777-0333 (Emergency Management); 703-383-VDOT.
Maryland State: 800-543-2515.
Montgomery County: 240-777-6000.
National Park Service: http://www.nps.gov/state/dc/
Prince George's County: 301-499-8520; after hours, 301-499-8600.
Prince William County: 703-792-7070 or 703-383-VDOT.
Virginia State: 703-383-VDOT.

Flight delays
If you're flying Wednesday, check with your airline for how your flight might be affected. There may be departure delays at Washington-area airports. Check airport flight delays here.

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By Mark Berman  | October 27, 2010; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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