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Posted at 5:55 AM ET, 02/14/2011

Windy commute starts the week

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

9:15 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on the inbound Key Bridge appears to be cleared up, but traffic is still pretty slow heading from Rosslyn to Georgetown.

The accident on northbound U.S. 301 has cleared up.

8:50 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on northbound U.S. 301 before U.S. 50 is blocking two of three northbound lanes.

There's an accident on the inbound Key Bridge, slowing traffic heading from Rosslyn into Georgetown.

There's still congestion on I-395 North at the 14th Street Bridge and Seminary Road.

8:20 A.M. UPDATE:

I-395 North has several spots of congestion: approaching the 14th Street Bridge, at King Street and at Seminary Road.

I-95 North is backed up approaching Woodbridge.

The disabled vehicle has been cleared from the inner loop of the Beltway before Sligo Creek Parkway.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

There's a disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway before Sligo Creek Parkway. It's blocking one of the shoulders.

7:45 A.M. UPDATE:

There's a disabled vehicle on the inner loop of the Beltway before Colesville Road. This spot is always pretty congested at this time of the morning, and this will only exacerbate that.

7:20 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on I-395 South at the 14th Street Bridge has been cleared up. However, there are still some delays in and around the bridge area.

There's also a disabled vehicle on I-395 North at Edsall Road that could cause delays.

I-66 East is already snarled around Chain Bridge Road, while I-95 North is still slow nearing the Springfield Interchange.

7 A.M. UPDATE:

I-395 South is backed up at the 14th Street Bridge due to the earlier accident.

I-95 North is now pretty slow approaching the Springfield Interchange.

6:40 A.M. UPDATE:

The southbound exit ramp has reopened on I-95 at Sandy Spring Road.

An accident on I-395 at the 14th Street Bridge is blocking one reversible southbound lane.

I-95 North is pretty jammed up around Woodbridge right now.

6:25 A.M. UPDATE:

Debris on I-95 South is blocking the southbound right off-ramp at Sandy Spring Road.

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters. There are raging winds mixed with mild temperatures today, but the wind gusts could lead to some issues as you head out to work today. So hold on tightly to your roses and, if you absolutely insist, cards. Check in here throughout the morning for updates on traffic and transit conditions -- and let us know anything you hear in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).

-- Remember, much of the park and ride area at the Potomac Mills Mall is scheduled to disappear today. The mall's managers announced in January that they would cut the commuter parking area from 1,000 to 275 spaces, to create room for more commercial development.

Prince William County officials are trying to come up with new parking nearby. But in the meantime, they suggest these other parking areas that tend to have space available: The commuter lot on Annapolis Way near I-95 and Route 123, which is served by Lake Ridge OmniRide buses; the Dale City commuter lot at Dale Boulevard and Gemini Way, served by Dale City OmniRide buses; the Lindendale commuter lot at Dale Boulevard and Quate Lane; the Hillendale commuter lot at Hillendale Road near Dale Boulevard; and the Kmart on Dale Boulevard in Dale City.

-- The left lane of the eastbound Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) will be closed from the Beltway overpass to the Old Chain Bridge Road overpass during the daytime this coming week. The closures will be in place today through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Crews on the Dulles rail project will be
installing manholes.

-- There will also be left lane closings on the Capital Beltway at the Telegraph Road interchange from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday.

By Mark Berman  | February 14, 2011; 5:55 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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