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Posted at 7:25 AM ET, 02/22/2011

Slick and icy roads this A.M.

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

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Icy conditions in Arlington. (Gerald Martineau/For Post)

9:05 A.M. UPDATE:

Greenbelt Road is still closed in both directions at Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt.

I-270 North has fully reopened before Germantown Road.

7th Street has reopened between Jackson and Irving streets in Northeast Washington.

An accident on Massachusetts Avenue at Scott Circle in Northwest Washington is still jamming up traffic in area.

There's also an accident at 13th and Delafield streets in Northwest Washington.

8:50 A.M. UPDATE:

7th Street is still closed between Jackson and Irving streets in Northeast Washington.

I-395 North is pretty slow near the Springfield Interchange and to the north, so expect delays if you're heading that way.

8:35 A.M. UPDATE:

Greenbelt Road is still closed in both directions at Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt.

One lane on I-270 North is still blocked by a disabled vehicle before Germantown Road.

An accident on Massachusetts Avenue at Scott Circle in Northwest Washington is jamming up traffic in that spot, so expect delays there.

8:10 A.M. UPDATE:

Greenbelt Road is closed in both directions at Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt.

7th Street is closed between Jackson and Irving streets in Northeast Washington.

There's an accident on the I-395 North H.O.V. lanes around Washington Boulevard, so expect delays in that area.

7:55 A.M. UPDATE:

Traffic signals are reportedly flashing at 27th and Eye streets and Virginia Avenue in Northwest Washington as well as at 2nd Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Northeast and 1st Street and Maryland Avenue in Northeast.

7:52 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Arlington Boulevard has been cleared.

7:35 A.M. UPDATE:

All lanes have reopened on the inner loop of the Beltway before the I-270 Spur.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on the outer loop at Arlington Boulevard is now just blocking the right lane.

7:15 A.M. UPDATE:

A five-vehicle accident on the inner loop of the Beltway is blocking three of four lanes before the I-270 Spur.

7:07 A.M. UPDATE:

Two outer loop lanes are still blocked at Arlington Boulevard.

One lane on I-270 North is still blocked by a disabled vehicle before Germantown Road.

All lanes are closed on southbound Glen Burnie Bypass/I-97 at MD 100 in Glen Burnie. Cars are being directed to MD 100 around the closure.

6:50 A.M. UPDATE:

A disabled vehicle on I-270 North is blocking one lane before Germantown Road.

6:41 A.M. UPDATE:

The outer loop accident at the Dulles Toll Road has been cleared and those lanes reopened. But there's now an outer loop accident at Arlington Boulevard blocking the right center lane and right lane.

The outer loop has also completely reopened at Kenilworth Avenue.

6:38 A.M. UPDATE:

The main roads are wet in the District, tweeted the District Department of Transportation. They report that crews are still working to treat residential streets, so be careful as you head out this morning.

6:24 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at the Dulles Toll Road is blocking the left lane, left center lane and right center lane. Expect big, big delays in this area, since only one lane is getting by.

6:20 A.M. UPDATE:

Two outer loop lanes have reopened at Kenilworth Avenue. There's again just one lane and one of the shoulders blocked.

6:11 A.M. UPDATE:

A three-vehicle accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Kenilworth Avenue is now blocking three of four lanes and both shoulders. Just one lane is getting by, so expect big delays.

5:57 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway is blocking one lane and both shoulders at Kenilworth Avenue.

There's also an accident on I-95 South after the exit for Suitland Road, blocking one of the shoulders.

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters. The overnight sleet and snow throughout the area means there will be some slick roads, slick sidewalks and potentially icy conditions during this morning's commute. The Capital Weather Gang reports that the snow should depart the area by or before 7 a.m., but chilly temperatures mean the snow will be slow to melt after that. In other words, expect slippery conditions and be careful when you head out.

Check back with Dr. Gridlock throughout the morning for tips and updates on road conditions and the traffic headaches awaiting you on your commute. But obviously add more time to your trip and expect some delays and issues. Above all else, be careful when you head out. And let us know about any delays, issues or bad road conditions you see (by posting in the comments below or tweet us @DrGridlock).

In the meantime, some notes for today:

Federal offices in the area are open today, but workers can take unscheduled leave or telework.

Many area schools are closed today or will have delayed openings.

MARC, VRE and Metro are running full service today.

By Mark Berman  | February 22, 2011; 7:25 AM ET
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Comments

Why is it that Pennsy Drive in Landover never seems to be treated, even though it's signed as a Snow Emergency route? I take this road to get to the Landover Metro station. The area just past the large Metro training facility, all the way to the Metro station was not treated at all this morning. The only pavement showing was the tire tracks in the left lane. Otherwise, it was packed with ice & snow. I guess they're waiting for mother nature to take care of it. This is not the first time I've noticed this.

Posted by: bdk64 | February 22, 2011 10:05 AM | Report abuse

The stretch of Clara Barton Pkwy between Teh 495 exit and 495 (the beltway) is still icy. The ice/slush is about 3 inches thick and the only pavement showing was the tire tracks in the middle lane. I don't know if that's Montg county or Federal, but SOMEbody needs to get a d@^n plow truck out there! It's a main throughfare between Canal Rd. and the Beltway, it should have been plowed and salted by now! It's very dangerous driving and I've heard nothing about it in the traffic reports.

Posted by: rice2 | February 22, 2011 10:39 AM | Report abuse

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