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Posted at 5:50 AM ET, 03/ 1/2011

I-66 blocked at Glebe Rd

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

9 A.M. UPDATE:

I-66 West is still blocked up at Glebe Road, and there are massive backups. Traffic is crawling as far east as the tunnel in Rosslyn.

An accident on I-295 North after the Beltway is blocking two lanes and one of the shoulders. Expect big, big delays.

One inner loop lane is still blocked at Central Avenue.

An accident on I-95 South in Lorton is blocking the center and right lanes, so if you're heading that way expect backups.

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

A vehicle fire on the inner loop of the Beltway is blocking one lane at Central Avenue. The outer loop lanes near Pennsylvania Avenue have reopened.

8:40 A.M. UPDATE:

All westbound lanes on I-66 are now blocked before the exit for Glebe Road, according to Arlington County. Traffic is only getting by on the shoulders.

8:25 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on I-66 West near Glebe Road is still blocking the right lane and causing major, major backups.

Two lanes on the outer loop of the Beltway before the exit for Pennsylvania Avenue are blocked by emergency roadwork.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on I-66 West near Glebe Road is blocking the right lane and right shoulder. Expect backups.

I-395 North is incredibly snarled approaching the 14th Street Bridge.

There's an accident at Kennedy and Nicholson streets in Northeast Washington, so that could cause issues near the Maryland/District border.

7:40 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on I-270 South before Shady Grove Road is blocking one of the shoulders in each direction, but no lanes are blocked at this time.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

More problems around the Foggy Bottom area: The lights are reportedly flashing at 20th and E streets in Northwest Washington. That follows an accident on the 900 block of 23rd Street, that could slow traffic near the George Washington University Hospital.

I-395 North is jammed up around the 14th Street Bridge.

There's an accident on I-270 South before Shady Grove Road.

7 A.M. UPDATE:

The left lanes are still blocked in the 3rd Street Tunnel, so expect considerable delays approaching the exit for 2nd Street. Try to avoid taking the tunnel, if possible.

There's an accident on the 900 block of 23rd Street in Northwest Washington that could cause problems around the George Washington University Hospital.

There's also an accident at the Whitehurst Freeway and E Street in Northwest.

6:45 A.M. UPDATE:

The left two southbound lanes remain blocked in the 3rd Street Tunnel near the 2nd Street exit, according to the District Department of Transportation. The tunnel is accessible from 4th Street and New York Avenue, but once you're in the tunnel stay to the right.

6:25 A.M. UPDATE:

Traffic is backed up around the 3rd Street Tunnel near Fourth Street, so expect delays in that vicinity. The southbound tunnel is still partially blocked.

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at Gallows Road is blocking the shoulder. This could cause delays as traffic builds up this morning.

6:05 A.M. UPDATE:

The southbound 3rd Street Tunnel has partially reopened, according to the District Department of Transportation. The left lanes remain blocked, while traffic is getting by on the right, according to NBC4.

ORIGINAL POST:

Good morning, commuters. It's going to be a bit chilly today, and plenty of roads and sidewalks could still be slick and wet from yesterday's rain. We'll be keeping tabs on the commute, so check back with us throughout the morning for updates on what's going on out there. Make sure to let us know what you see, either in the comments below or on Twitter (@DrGridlock).

The southbound 3rd Street Tunnel is blocked at New York Avenue due to a crash investigation, according to the District Department of Transportation. The early morning accident took place near 4th Street and New York Avenue in Northwest Washington. Traffic is being rerouted onto 4th Street allowed into the tunnel from there.

By Mark Berman  | March 1, 2011; 5:50 AM ET
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Why does only partial text of Dr Gridlock show? It started yesterday: the right end of each line seems shorted by about 2-3 words. Please fix.

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