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Posted at 5:55 AM ET, 02/ 3/2011

Delays on Outer Loop at I-66

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

8:40 A.M. UPDATE:

Georgia Avenue has reopened in Brookville. The disabled vehicles have been cleared from I-270 South at the exit for Germantown Road and on the Outer Loop at the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

A disabled vehicle is blocking the right lane of the ramp from the Outer Loop to I-66 West. Expect backups on the Outer Loop in the area of I-66.

Southbound I-295 has fully reopened at Malcolm X Avenue.

8:20 A.M. UPDATE:

There's an accident on southbound I-295 at Malcolm X Avenue blocking the left lane; stay to the right and expect delays.

Traffic signals are reportedly flashing at 17th and DeSales streets in Northwest Washington.

8:10 A.M. UPDATE:

The brush fire on I-395 South is blocking the right lane of the exit ramp to Seminary Road.

A disabled vehicle on I-270 South at the exit for Germantown Road could cause delays.

There's also a disabled vehicle on the Outer Loop at the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Georgia Avenue is blocked in both directions due to precipitation and ice between Brookville Road and New Hampshire Avenue up in Brookville. If you're heading near that spot north of Olney, use alternate routes (like New Hampshire Avenue).

7:50 A.M. UPDATE:

A brush fire on I-395 South is blocking the exit ramp to Seminary Road. Expect some delays in that area.

7:40 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on New Hampshire Avenue has been cleared.

An accident is blocking a reversible lane on I-395 at Seminary Road.

7:15 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on New Hampshire Avenue is blocking the southbound right off-ramp from the Beltway (exiting the Beltway and getting onto New Hampshire Avenue).

7:05 A.M. UPDATE:

The Outer Loop lane has reopened at New Hampshire Avenue. However, there's still an accident on New Hampshire Avenue at the Beltway, which could slow traffic in that vicinity (both approaching/exiting the Beltway and in the area of the on/off-ramps). So expect some issues in that spot.

The Inner Loop is pretty snarled in Virginia at Arlington Boulevard and also at Telegraph Road.

6:45 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on the Outer Loop is blocking one lane and one of the shoulders at New Hampshire Avenue.

There's an accident on I-95 North in Woodbridge blocking one lane and one of the shoulders.

6:40 A.M. UPDATE:

Commuters, are you seeing any icy spots on the roads or sidewalks out there? Yesterday's rain washed away a lot of the remaining snow (and higher temperatures melted some of the other snow), but as temperatures drop today some areas might see frozen or slick spots. Let us know what you see.

6:25 A.M. UPDATE:

The disabled vehicle has been cleared from I-95 North and the lane reopened.

ORIGINAL POST:

It's sunny and chilly today, but at least there's no snow (well, no new patches of ice and snow). Yesterday's rain washed away a lot of the snow built up in some areas, but that resulted in some slick and wet roads and sidewalks yesterday. Things should be better today, but obviously exercise caution when you head out because there's still some snow in some spots.

Check back here throughout the morning for updates on what to expect during your morning commute. And send us anything you hear about in the comments below or via Twitter.

A disabled vehicle is blocking the right lane on I-95 North just north of Woodbridge.

A utility problem is blocking East-West Highway at Chillum Manor Road in Chillum.

By Mark Berman  | February 3, 2011; 5:55 AM ET
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Comments

What happened in NW today? From around 8:50 on Conn, FLA, and just about every other road was closed by Police. There were about a dozen police cars at Florida and S and helicopters were buzzing around everywhere. Traffic was backed up everywhere and nobody seems to be reporting it.

Posted by: mbyrd28 | February 3, 2011 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Nothing about the extreme congestion getting across the Roosevelt Bridge, traveling along E Street, and north on to 18th? Bus took 4 times as long as usual and the driver didn't know what was going on.

Posted by: kt76 | February 3, 2011 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Jinx! We wrote at the same time, mbyrd28. I was checking WTOP, here, WMATA.com (ha! what a joke) and there was nothing being reported.

Posted by: kt76 | February 3, 2011 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Yep. I asked a cop what was going on as I drove by. He simply ignored me and wouldn't say a word. It took me 45 minutes to drive from Fla and 18th to VA which is normally a 11 minute drive via Rock Creek. I couldn't get to Rock Creek and just took 17th all the way to Constitution. As I headed towards VA and looked towards Conn every cross street was closed by the cops.

Posted by: mbyrd28 | February 3, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Probably street closures relating to POTUS attendance at the the National Prayer Breakfast...

Posted by: ceebee2 | February 3, 2011 4:00 PM | Report abuse

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