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Accidents slow a.m. drive

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9 a.m. Update: It's just not a good day to be out, whether you're driving or walking. The roads are iced over, there's snow everywhere, conditions are just dangerous.

We're still seeing tons of accidents around the region. Some of the current ones: BW Pkwy. northbound at Powder Mill Road; BW Parkway southbound at Greenbelt Road; I-95 between Route 450 and Route 201 (four accidents); I-95 northbound at BW Parkway; I-95 southbound after Route 5 (jackknifed tractor-trailer); I-395 northbound after Seminary Road; New York Avenue westbound after First Street NW; and Suitland Parkway inbound ramp to Alabama Avenue.

Original post:Adding further headaches to the people who have to be/choose to be on the roads: accidents and delays. These are unsurprising delays, and this is by no means a comprehensive rundown of every fender bender out there, but a brief roundup of some of the bigger incidents out there.

In Maryland: On I-95/Inner Loop south of MD 5, three of four lanes are closed due to an accident (and all four lanes were closed until a few minutes ago). An accident has closed two of four lanes on US 50 West just past MD 197. And MD 214 has all westbound lanes closed at Ritchie Road.

In Virginia: A disabled vehicle on I-495 South circa Route 7/Leesburg Pike has closed lanes. On I-395 North, there are a pair of situations. An accident has closed the north right lane and right shoulder at Washington Boulevard, while a disabled vehicle has closed the north right lane and exit ramp to Duke Street.

The point, as previously stated -- avoid driving.

By Mark Berman  |  February 8, 2010; 7:40 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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