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Posted at 5:50 AM ET, 03/ 9/2011

I-395 North backed up

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

8:50 A.M. UPDATE:

The ramp from I-395 North to Edsall Road is still partially blocked. I-395 North is also pretty congested at multiple points along the way, so expect delays pretty much from the Springfield Interchange on through the approach to the 14th Street Bridge.

8:40 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on the outer loop of the Beltway north of Pennsylvania Avenue has been cleared. But you can expect some delays in this area for a while.

A disabled vehicle on I-395 North is blocking part of the ramp to Edsall Road. You can get by on the right, but expect delays and use caution.

8:15 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway north of Pennsylvania Avenue is blocking two lanes and both shoulders. Expect big delays, further slowing Beltway commuters; this is the second outer loop accident of the morning to cause major lane closures.

7:55 A.M. UPDATE:

I-395 North is jammed up at multiple spots along the roadway, with delays at the 14th Street Bridge, Seminary Road and approaching Duke Street.

7:40 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on N. Kings Highway/VA 241 has been cleared and the ramp is fully open.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

The outer loop has completely reopened before Connecticut Avenue after an accident blocked three lanes and one of the shoulders earlier this morning. Expect delays to linger for a while if you are heading in this direction.

7:15 A.M. UPDATE:

Two outer loop lanes have reopened before Connecticut Avenue. One outer loop lane and one of the shoulders remain blocked.


An accident involving multiple vehicles is blocking three outer loop lanes and one of the shoulders before Connecticut Avenue.

There's also an accident on N. Kings Highway/VA 241 blocking the right side of the ramp to I-95.

6:43 A.M. UPDATE:

Three outer loop lanes on the Beltway are blocked between Georgia and Connecticut avenues due to the accident.

6:35 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway between Georgia and Connecticut avenues could slow traffic.

The roadwork on I-95 North between the exits for Cherry Hill and Powder Mill roads has been cleared.

6:10 A.M. UPDATE:

Roadwork is blocking one lane on I-95 North between the exits for Cherry Hill and Powder Mill roads.


Good morning, commuters. There's rain heading our way later today, but this morning should be pretty clear. We'll be regularly updating this blog about conditions awaiting you on the morning commute, so keep checking back with us to learn what's going on before you hit the roads, rails and sidewalks. Make sure to let us know what you see, either in the comments section below or on Twitter (@DrGridlock).

Right now, I-395 North is pretty slow approaching Washington Boulevard as well as at Duke Street.

By Mark Berman  | March 9, 2011; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Commuting, Congestion  
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Last evening while stuck in traffic on eastbound (!) 66 at 5:30 p.m. I decided it's time we stopped using the term, "Rush Hour" to describe what is anything but a rush hour. How about we start calling it Crawl Hour, Slug Hour or Tortoise Hour? Makes lots more sense to me and I'm sure you and Dr. Gridlock would like to start a new trend.

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