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I-395 N incredibly jammed in VA

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

8:55 A.M. UPDATE:

14th Street has reopened at Park Road in Columbia Heights.

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- 14th Street is still blocked heading north at Park Road in Northwest.

-- I-395 North is still really, really backed up, for pretty much the entire stretch from the Beltway to the District, so if you haven't left yet because you are waiting for it to clear up, the delays remain. Try another route.

-- I-95 North is also still very backed up en route to the Beltway.

8:20 A.M. UPDATE:

Because of a tractor trailer that's stuck at the median, northbound 14th Street is blocked at Park Road in Northwest. Avoid that of Columbia Heights if you can help it.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

Delays continue on I-395 North and I-95 North. Accidents on I-395 North (before Washington Boulevard) and I-95 North (at the Springfield Interchange) are blocking the right shoulders at both spots.

7:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-395 North is still jammed up the entire way from the Springfield Interchange to the 14th Street Bridge. Perhaps as a result, I-95 North is also very, very backed up: delays stretch from the interchange back to Lorton.

-- I-66 East is seeing some backups en route to the Beltway, so expect delays there.

-- The Inner Loop is pretty congested leading to Leesburg Pike.

7:20 A.M. UPDATE:

The I-395 North lanes have reopened at Maine Avenue. But big delays remain and, really, trust us, you should still be avoiding I-395 North for a while. The congestion and backups are going to last for a while.

7:05 A.M. UPDATE:

I-395 North is really jammed up at the 14th Street Bridge. The backups stretch all the way back to the Springfield Interchange. So if you're taking I-395 North today, expect big problems. I'd recommend avoiding it.

Alternate route? Try taking G.W. Parkway or U.S. 1 north and heading into the city via the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Or head further north to Rosslyn and cut over on the Teddy Roosevelt Memorial Bridge. Or, if you are so inclined, you could even head to the Key Bridge and try to scoot on into Georgetown.

6:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- As you would expect, I-395 North is a bit delayed at the 14th Street Bridge. This likely stems from the two lanes blocked on the other side of the bridge, at the Maine Avenue exit.

-- I-95 North is backed up heading to the Springfield Interchange.

-- I-66 East is pretty congested at Chain Bridge Road.

6:25 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident involving three cars on I-395 North at the Maine Avenue exit is blocking two lanes. Expect big delays for traffic heading across the 14th Street Bridge into the District.

6:10 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on I-95 North in Triangle is blocking one of the northbound lanes and one of the shoulders.


Here's a roundup of road issues and other problems for commuters to be aware of this morning. This post will be updated throughout the morning rush hour.

-- Roadwork on the Beltway is blocking three Outer Loop lanes near New Hampshire Avenue.

-- Roadwork on I-270 North at Falls Road is blocking one northbound lane.

-- Remember, the weekend work that shut down several Metro stations was finished by 5 a.m. this morning.

By Mark Berman  | November 8, 2010; 5:52 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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