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South Capitol Street reopens

Here's a look at the issues facing commuters this morning.

10:30 A.M.: DDOT officials say that South Capitol Street has reopened. First Street NE is also open.

9:05 A.M. UPDATE:

-- A disabled vehicle is blocking the right shoulder on I-66 West before Nutley Street.

-- There's still heavy traffic on I-395 North leading to the 14th Street Bridge.

8:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- MARC Penn Line riders, here's an update on the delays: Train 513 is running 45 minutes late and following train 415 (running an express route from Odenton to Washington). It will be running an express route from Baltimore to BWI Airport and make all stops from the Odenton station onward. Train 417 is running on time from Baltimore.

-- Traffic is still heavy on I-395 North leading to the 14th Street Bridge.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

-- South Capitol Street remains closed between Atlantic and Chesapeake streets in Southeast Washington. And Brandywine Street is also closed between First and South Capitol streets.

-- Big delays on the MARC Penn Line: Train 513 is running 35 to 40 minutes late from Perryville due to a mechanical problem, and is running an express line to Baltimore due to the same problem. Amtrak train 151 will take passengers from Perryville, Aberdeen, Edgewood and the Martin Airport stations. Train 415 will be running an express route from the Odenton station to Washington, to be followed by train 513 running delayed and making all stops from the Odenton station to Washington.

-- A vehicle fire on I-66 East near the ramp to VA-7100 South is causing traffic backups.

-- There's heavy congestion on I-395 North leading to the 14th Street Bridge.

7:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-270 South at Shady Grove Road is blocking one of the southbound shoulders.

-- An accident on I-395 North shortly after the Springfield Interchange is blocking the northbound right shoulder.

-- Traffic is heavy on I-66 East at Chain Bridge Road.

7:05 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Several bus routes will detour from South Capitol Street between Chesapeake Street and Atlantic Street due to police activity. The routes are: A6, A8, A9, P17, P19 and W13.

-- A disabled vehicle on I-495 North at I-66 has closed the left northbound lane. And traffic on I-495 North, never a peach at this time of day, is already getting pretty bad due to the lane closure. If you can avoid that stretch of the Beltway, it's advisable.

-- An accident on I-495/Inner Loop before New Hampshire Avenue could cause delays for inner loop travelers.

-- MARC Penn Line train 513 is running 20 to 30 minutes, owing to mechanical problems at the Perryville station.

6:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- South Capitol Street remains closed in Southwest as the investigation continues in the wake of last night's shooting. The roadway is closed from the site of the shooting, which occurred in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street, through Chesapeake Street. There is no timetable on when it will reopen, according to the police.

6:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-95 South/the Beltway at Telegraph Road has closed the south left shoulder and might cause delays.

-- Traffic on I-395 North is getting heavier at Duke Street.

-- MARC Camden Line train 841 is running 14 minutes late in leaving the Laurel station.


-- Potential delays on I-495 North at I-66 due to a disabled vehicle blocking the right northbound shoulder.

-- Potential delays on I-495 South at Route 7/Leesburg Pike due to an accident blocking the right southbound shoulder.

By Mark Berman  |  March 31, 2010; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  
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