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I-395 North very congested

The weather is on track to improve (cloudy skies and a possible drizzle this morning will give way to some sun later today). So how is your commute looking? Here's a gander at the latest news from the road, rounding up information from traffic and transit...

9:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- All lanes are open on I-270 North.

-- There's a disabled car on I-95 Inner Loop at MD 295 North, so expect delays if you're in the area.

-- There's a disabled car on the 295 South ramp to the Sousa Bridge. Expect some delays.


-- An accident on I-270 North before Montrose Road is going to cause problems for northbound travelers.

-- Fire and emergency activity in the 2400 block of 25th Street in Southeast.

-- The earlier accident on 295 Northbound at Malcolm X Avenue has been moved to the shoulder.

8:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Update on the I-395 South at Maine Avenue accident -- the second and third lanes from the left are blocked.

-- There's also an accident on 295 North at Malcolm X Avenue in Southeast.

-- Fire and emergency activity on the 2300 block of 11th Street in Northwest.

-- An accident has closed the right lane of I-495 North at Braddock Road.

-- The I-395 North traffic hasn't abated yet this morning, particularly at the 14th Street Bridge.

8:10 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-395 South at Maine Avenue in Southwest is going to disrupt traffic and slow commuters at this highly-utilized stretch (just south of L'Enfant Plaza and directly to the east of the 14th Street Bridge).


-- A disabled vehicle on I-95 South/the Beltway after Van Dorn Street is on the right shoulder, but could cause delays.

-- Traffic on I-66 East at the Beltway and I-395 North the entire way remains bad. There's also a backup on I-66 East at George Mason Drive.

-- Police and fire activity on the 1000 block of Taussig Place in Northeast, so avoid that area.

-- Big congestion on I-495 North leading to Gallows Road.

7:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-495 Outer Loop past I-95 in Prince George's County has closed one outer loop lane and the left outer loop on-ramp.

-- Police and fire activity in the 5000 block of H Street in Northeast.

-- Traffic remains heavy on I-66 East and I-395 North.


-- I-66 East is very backed up at the Capital Beltway and Sudley Road.

-- I-395 North is highly congested for pretty much the entire stretch, beginning at the 14th Street Bridge and lasting through the Springfield Interchange.

-- An accident on North Capitol and H streets in Northeast might cause some delays.

-- An accident on Suitland Parkway and Stanton Road in Southeast also might cause delays.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Traffic is building on I-395 North from Duke Street back to the Springfield Interchange.

-- There's a disabled vehicle at Firth Sterling and Howard Road in Southeast.

-- A tractor trailer accident on Route 123/Chain Bridge Road heading south near Kenmore Drive (in the city of Fairfax) has closed the left and right lanes southbound.


-- A pair of disabled vehicles on the Beltway in Virginia: On I-495 North at Georgetown Pike, the disabled auto has blocked the right shoulder. On I-495 South between Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road, the vehicle is blocking the left shoulder.

-- Police and fire activity on the 1100 block of Holbrooke Terrace in Northeast.

-- Police and fire activity on 1300 R Street in Northwest.

-- For MARC Penn Line riders, don't forget the schedule changes that went into effect yesterday.

By Mark Berman  |  March 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  
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