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I-395 North slow after accident

Here's some things you should watch out for on this morning's commute...

9 A.M.:

-- An accident on I-66 East after Nutley Street has closed the left shoulder and could cause delays.

-- Congestion on I-495 North leading to Braddock Road.

8:40 A.M.:

-- I-395 North is still very backed up.

-- I-495 North is also very congested at Gallows Road and leading up to it.

-- And reposting this from this morning, in case you missed it and it impacts your commute to or from work: MD 725/Marlboro Pike is closed in both directions at the railroad crossing in Upper Marlboro. (Just west of MD 202/Largo Road, between that road and Blue Star Memorial Highway.) This is due to emergency roadwork and is expected to last until tomorrow.

8:20 A.M.:

-- The I-395 North lanes appear to have reopened. The traffic is still sluggish, but that's par for the course for I-395 North at this time of day. It's particularly bad right at and after the Springfield Interchange. However, the Beltway on both sides of this area are moving again, so that's progress.

8:10 A.M.:

-- There's already visible traffic rippling outward from the I-395 North accident and lane closures (via traffic cameras). I-95 North is backed up just shy of the Springfield Interchange, while on both sides of the interchange, the Beltway is crawling.

8:05 A.M.:

-- An accident on I-395 North after Glebe Road has closed the left center lane, right center lane and right lane. Traffic is going to be slowing to a crawl, which will cause jams and backups leading back to the Springfield Interchange, the Beltway and I-95 North.

-- There are also delays on I-95 North/the Beltway near Eisenhower Avenue, causing a few miles of backups.

-- A disabled vehicle on I-66 West after Lee Highway is causing a few miles of backups as well.

7:40 A.M.:

-- I-495 North is heavily backed up beginning just south of Gallows Road.

-- An accident on I-495/Outer Loop to the west of University Boulevard/MD 193 has closed one of the outer loop shoulders and might cause some delays.

-- I-66 East remains very jammed and slow from the Beltway.

7:20 A.M.:

-- Congestion on I-95 North/the Beltway near Telegraph Road is backing up traffic for a few miles.

-- There's a disabled vehicle on I-495 South just before the Springfield Interchange, closing the south left shoulder and causing some delays.

7 A.M.:

-- I-66 East continues to be jam-packed -- at the Fairfax County Parkway, it starts to get crowded and gets worse the closer you get to the Beltway.

6:45 A.M.:

-- And there's a VRE delay to report for Fredericksburg riders. Train 304, departing Fredericksburg at 6:10 a.m., is running 20 minutes late due to signal problems and following a freight train. The next station on the schedule is Brooke.

6:40 A.M.:

-- Traffic on I-66 East is getting bad now, beginning at the Beltway and stretching back to the Fairfax County Parkway.

-- MARC trains on the Brunswick Line are running 10 to 15 minutes late from Point of Rocks and heading to Washington. This is due to speed restrictions and freight traffic, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

6:25 A.M.:

-- The disabled vehicle on I-66 East at the Key Bridge has been moved, but I-66 East now has traffic building up near Nutley Street.

-- Congestion on I-95 North in Newington is stretching back a ways, lasting from there to Occoquan.

ORIGINAL POST:
-- MD 725/Marlboro Pike is closed in both directions at the railroad crossing in Upper Marlboro. (Just west of MD 202/Largo Road, between that road and Blue Star Memorial Highway.) This is due to emergency roadwork and is expected to last until tomorrow. For an alternate route, Pennsylvania Avenue to the south is your best bet.

-- A disabled vehicle on I-66 East near the Key Bridge has closed the east exit ramp at the bridge. The vehicle is on the shoulder of the ramp, but with the exit ramp closed it'll cause backups and increasing traffic until this is resolved.

By Mark Berman  |  March 4, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  
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