I-95 issues at interchange
Here's a roundup of the commuting issues facing people around the region...
9 A.M. UPDATE:
-- An accident on the 100 block of Riggs Road in Northeast is going to block up traffic. Avoid that area.
-- An accident on I-495 North at Arlington Boulevard is on the shoulder, so it shouldn't impact traffic that much, but be aware just in case. I-495 North leading to I-66 is very congested in any event.
-- I-395 North remains congested at Seminary Road and the 14th Street Bridge.
8:40 A.M. UPDATE:
-- On I-95 North, an accident has closed the right lane and right shoulder at the Springfield Interchange.
-- An accident on North Capitol Street and New York Avenue in Northeast is going to slow down traffic for a while, so avoid that area.
-- An accident in the 600 block of Edgewood Street in Northeast is also going to slow down traffic, so avoid that area as well.
-- Update on the earlier accident on 19th and I (Eye) streets in Northwest -- the left lane of 19th Street southbound is blocked.
8:20 A.M. UPDATE:
-- A disabled car on 295 Northbound is on the right shoulder, so it shouldn't delay traffic too much; even so, stay left.
8 A.M. UPDATE:
-- An accident on the 14th Street Bridge northbound/heading inbound is blocking the right lanes, the H.O.V. lanes, so keep left if you can.
-- I-395 North has heavy traffic at Seminary Road and the 14th Street Bridge (this owing to the accident on the bridge heading into the District).
-- The U.S. 301 closures have been lifted, so that roadway is finally clear.
-- The I-495 South accident at the Beltway is now just closing the southbound right shoulder.
-- A disabled vehicle on 395 South at Maine Avenue in Southwest has been moved to the shoulder, but be wary of potential delays.
7:35 A.M. UPDATE:
-- An accident on I-95 South at the Springfield Interchange has closed the south left lane and exit ramp. However, traffic on I-95 South remains moving and doesn't appear significantly slowed down right now. So while the entire area has been a nightmare this morning, it does appear reasonably smooth heading southbound.
-- Comparatively, I-395 North right after the Springfield Interchange is very sluggish.
-- The south right lane remains closed on I-495 South at Arlington Boulevard.
-- On U.S. 301 South, it's now back to one southbound lane and one southbound shoulder closed just south of Excalibur Road.
-- An accident at 19th and I (Eye) streets in Northwest is jamming up traffic, so avoid that area if you can and expect delays if you can't.
-- There's also an accident on 16th Street and Florida Avenue in Northwest.
-- An accident on the 400 block of Ridge Road in Southeast is going to slow traffic there.
7:10 A.M. UPDATE:
-- The lane closures on I-95 South have been lifted, and traffic appears to be picking back up. There's the usual northbound congestion, but southbound traffic is moving smoothly again.
-- Traffic is getting pretty bad on I-95 North/the Beltway circa Van Dorn Street.
-- An accident involving multiple vehicles on I-495 South at the Beltway is going to cause some lane closures and delays.
-- On I-495 South, the right center lane and right lane remain closed at Arlington Boulevard (owing to that earlier accident).
-- MARC Brunswick Line commuters:The signal and track issues between Silver Spring and Washington have cleared, so all trains should be running on time.
6:50 A.M. UPDATE:
-- Lane closures continue on I-95 at the Springfield Interchange. Southbound traffic is a nightmare as you get south of the interchange. I-95 North is also slowing and sluggish.
-- An accident on I-495 South at Arlington Boulevard has closed the right center land and right center lane.
-- An accident on I-495 South is blocking the right shoulder of the ramp to Gallows Road, too.
-- There's police and fire activity on 295 North at Laboratory Road in Southeast. Avoid that area.
6:35 A.M. UPDATE:
-- An accident has closed the left lane, left center lane and left shoulder on I-95 South just to the south of the Springfield Interchange. One reversible lane of I-95 is also closed. Traffic is grinding to a halt for southbound traffic.
-- All lanes of U.S. 301 South are now closed just south of Excalibur Road.
-- An accident on I-270 North before Montrose Road has closed the right shoulder.
-- The Southern Avenue closure remains in place at Pennsylvania Avenue. The District Department of Transportation recommends this alternate route: Take Alabama Avenue SE west, as the neighborhood streets off of Southern Avenue SE don't have the capacity for the amount of traffic Southern Avenue usually holds.
6:10 A.M. UPDATE:
-- MARC Brunswick Line train 870 will run about 30 to 40 minutes behind due to delays in the Silver Spring area.
-- District and Prince George's County police activity in the 4000 block of Southern Avenue in Southeast has closed that stretch of the roadway in both directions. This is obviously a highly-trafficked street, so avoid that area if humanly possible. (It's right at the Maryland/District line, where Southern Avenue crosses Pennsylvania Avenue.)
-- There's an accident at 14th and Euclid streets in Northwest that might cause delays.
-- A disabled vehicle is blocking one I-495 Outer Loop merge lane before New Hampshire Avenue.
-- MARC riders taking the Brunswick Line might see delays between the Kensington and Silver Spring stations due to a signal problem. Due to the possible delays, Metro will honor MARC tickets, the Maryland Transit Administration reports.
-- There's a disabled car in the 9th Street Tunnel in the District. Direction is unknown, but be aware if you're heading in that direction.
-- An accident on U.S. 301 South to the south of Excalibur Road has closed one of the southbound lanes and one of the southbound shoulders.
The comments to this entry are closed.