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Central Ave blocked near U.S. 301

Mark Berman

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Another reminder: Beach Drive is scheduled to be closed today from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. so that crews can do emergency work on manholes. It will be closed from Rock Creek Parkway to Klingle Road NW, according to the National Park Service.

-- Farmington Drive is still closed between Telegraph Road and Edgehill Road in Alexandria due to a water main break.

-- Central Avenue is still blocked heading east near U.S. 301.

-- The accident on I-270 South at I-370 has been cleared.

-- I-395 North remains slow at the 14th Street Bridge.

8:15 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Central Avenue is still blocked heading east near U.S. 301.

-- An accident on I-270 South at I-370 is blocking the shoulder.

7:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-395 North is still backed up at the 14th Street Bridge, but also at Duke Street and some points right after that. Expect congestion.

-- Farmington Drive is still closed between Telegraph Road and Edgehill Road in Alexandria due to a water main break.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-66 East is still very slow at Chain Bridge Road.

-- I-395 North is starting to get backed up at the 14th Street Bridge.

7 A.M. UPDATE:

-- In case you see snow plows traversing county-maintained roads in Montgomery County this morning: no, it's not snowing. It's part of an exercise to test the county's preparedness for snowfall. The exercise begins at 7 a.m.

-- The accident on the Outer Loop near S. Van Dorn Street has been cleared up.

-- Same with the Outer Loop accident near Allentown Road.

-- I-66 East is starting to get backed up at Chain Bridge Road.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

Farmington Drive is closed between Telegraph Road and Edgehill Road in Alexandria due to a water main break.

6:25 A.M. UPDATE:

For anyone wondering about that Foggy Bottom water main break that snarled traffic yesterday: Water main repairs on Pennsylvania Avenue were completed overnight, according to the District Department of Transportation.

6:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on the Outer Loop east of S. Van Dorn Street is blocking the right lane and one of the shoulders.

-- Central Avenue is still blocked heading east near U.S. 301.

-- An accident on the Outer Loop at Allentown Road/MD 337 could cause delays.

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters. Here are the headaches and issues awaiting you on the roads this morning:

-- An accident is blocking eastbound Central Avenue west of U.S. 301.

-- DC Water is at work repairing a broken 16-inch water main located on the 4200 block of 14th Street NE, between Taylor Street and Michigan Avenue. Traffic is not impacted by the repair work, but you might see crews at work this morning; the repairs are expected to last until 8:30 a.m.

-- Beach Drive is scheduled to be closed today from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. so that crews can do emergency work on manholes. It will be closed from Rock Creek Parkway to Klingle Road NW, according to the National Park Service.

By Mark Berman  | November 3, 2010; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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