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Posted at 5:55 AM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Inbound 11th St Bridge reopened

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

8:33 A.M. UPDATE:

A vehicle fire on I-95 North right before the Springfield Interchange is blocking the left lane, left shoulder and one reversible lane. There are considerable backups on this route, which is regularly pretty sluggish at this time of day.

Traffic is much heavier now on northbound Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast Washington, while northbound S. Capitol Street is also incredibly slow as you approach the Douglass Bridge.

There's also debris on the road on the outer loop of the Beltway north of Kenilworth Avenue, so there might be delays or issues in that vicinity.

8:30 A.M. UPDATE:

The 11th Street Bridge is reopening, according to the District Department of Transportation. Expect delays and congestion to remain in this area, and on the neighboring routes, for a good long while.


8:20 A.M. UPDATE:

There are very heavy backups on northbound I-295 and South Capitol Street near the 11th Street Bridge due to the closure. Traffic looks a bit lighter on Pennsylvania Avenue, so if you are trying to cross the river that's your best bet right now.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

The inbound 11th Street Bridge is closed due to a suspicious package, according to the District Department of Transportation.

7:55 A.M. UPDATE:

All access to the inbound 11th Street Bridge is now blocked due to police activity, according to the District Department of Transportation.

For alternate routes, there are a few other bridges in the immediate vicinity. Head west to the Douglass Bridge, or head east to the Sousa Bridge (taking Pennsylvania Avenue over the river).

7:40 A.M. UPDATE:

Traffic heading to the 11th Street Bridge from Southeast Washington or I-295 is being blocked due to police activity, so use alternate routes, according to the District Department of Transportation.

The 3600 block of 39th Street is blocked in Northwest Washington due to a fire, so avoid that spot.

7:20 A.M. UPDATE:

I-95 North is still very backed up at the Springfield Interchange and in Woodbridge.

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

7 A.M. UPDATE:

The disabled vehicle has been cleared from the outer loop of the Beltway north of U.S. 50 in Maryland.

6:45 A.M. UPDATE:

There's a disabled vehicle on the outer loop of the Beltway north of U.S. 50 in Maryland.

The outer loop lane has reopened at Chain Bridge Road.

I-95 North is still backed up in Woodbridge as well as approaching the Springfield Interchange.

6:25 A.M. UPDATE:

The shoulder has reopened on I-270 South after Old Georgetown Road.

I-95 North is pretty backed up at the Fairfax County Parkway and again around Woodbridge.

6:10 A.M. UPDATE:

The vehicle fire on I-270 South after Old Georgetown Road is blocking one of the shoulders.

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters. It's going to be chillier out there today, so bundle up before you head out on the roads or sidewalks. We'll be keeping tabs on the morning commute here, so check back regularly for updates on the headaches and issues you can expect. And as always, let us know what you see and hear out there (in the comments below or tweet us @DrGridlock).

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Chain Bridge Road is blocking the right lane.

There's a vehicle fire on I-270 South before Old Georgetown Road, so southbound traffic could see some backups around this spot.

By Mark Berman  | February 8, 2011; 5:55 AM ET
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Comments

What, did someone leave their fishing tackle box again?

Come on, people.

Posted by: bs2004 | February 8, 2011 8:30 AM | Report abuse

If you knew 11th Street Bridge was closed at 8:05, why did it take until 8:25 (5 minutes before it reopened) to get "Local Commuter Breaking News"?

Posted by: dsparks1 | February 8, 2011 8:45 AM | Report abuse

If you knew 11th Street Bridge was closed at 8:05, why did it take until 8:25 (5 minutes before it reopened) to get "Local Commuter Breaking News"?

Posted by: dsparks1 | February 8, 2011 8:46 AM | Report abuse

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