Early lane closures and accidents
9:20 A.M. UPDATE: The lanes on I-95/Inner Loop to the south of MD 337 have reopened.
9 A.M. UPDATE: The disabled vehicle on I-95/Inner Loop to the south of MD 337 has closed all inner loop lanes and both shoulders. (This is circa Andrews Air Force Base, if you're not sure exactly where MD 337 is located.)
8:30 A.M. UPDATE: On I-395 South at Duke Street, the accident has closed the left and center lanes... on I-95/Outer Loop at Darcy Road, three of four lanes (and one shoulder) remain closed.... on I-95/Inner Loop to the south of MD 337, two of four inner loop lanes (and one shoulder) are closed due to a disabled vehicle.
8 A.M. UPDATE: Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray area of Alexandria was plowed and passable, as was nearby Route 1 running through Crystal City. But few cars were on the road. There is still a police present, however: unmarked police SUVs were patrolling I-395 near the 14th Street Bridge, and an officer pulled over a driver for speeding just before the bridge. --Mark Miller
7:45 A.M. UPDATE: An accident has closed the left lane of I-395 South at Duke Street... an accident has closed the left shoulder and left lane of I-66 East at the Beltway.... on I-95 North, a disabled vehicle has closed the right lane after Van Dorn Street... the right lane of I-66 West after the Dulles Toll Road is closed due to a vehicle accident.
6:45 A.M. UPDATE: Wondering just how empty the streets are? Very -- roads in downtown Washington, Silver Spring, Fairfax and Capitol Heights, for instance, are seemingly abandoned as the snow keeps fluttering down. The most crowded roadway seems to be I-395 North heading into Washington, while there remains a smattering of light traffic on the Beltway (near the Springfield Interchange and I-270 Spur in particular). But traffic is very, very light, as was expected and is sensible.
ORIGINAL POST: There are very limited transit options for today, while the overnight sleet has transitioned to the snowfall that's likely to continue through the afternoon. Not the best time to be on the roads. If you don't have to drive, you should avoid it. But for those of you who have to hit the roads (and they seem fairly empty right now), here's a roundup of some troubles out there -- not comprehensive, but giving you an idea of what's going on:
A disabled vehicle has closed the north left outside lane on Chain Bridge Road/123 near the ramp from I-495 South. An accident has closed the right lane and right shoulder of I-495 North at Braddock Road. The right lane of I-66 East is closed just before the Beltway due to a disabled vehicle.
On I-95/Outer Loop at Darcy Road, two of four lanes are closed due to an accident. One of the I-95 North shoulders are closed north of MD 212. One lane of I-270 South is closed before Wootton Parkway (and one southbound shoulder is closed as well) due to an accident.
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