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Beltway crawling in VA

It's going to be a warm and sunny day. But what about the morning rush hour? Here's a look at traffic issues facing commuters this morning:

8:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- There's congestion on I-395 South at Duke Street.

-- And the Beltway congestion continues in Virginia, with I-495 North leading to I-66 still slow.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Good news: The I-495 North traffic leading to I-66 is slightly better. Bad news: Just slightly. It's still congested as you wind around the southwest corner of the Beltway.

-- In other good news, MARC trains are currently running on time and have no other deer-related incidents this morning.

7:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- It's a weekday, so that means I-495 North is crawling heading towards I-66.

-- There's a disabled vehicle on I-495 North at Braddock Road, blocking the right shoulder. So that could add additional traffic in that spot.

-- Traffic remains heavy on I-66 East at Nutley Street.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The lanes on I-270 North have reopened.

-- I-495 North is very slow at Gallows Road.

-- I-66 East is congested leading up to Nutley Street. There's a disabled vehicle on the shoulder on I-66 East at Nutley, which is contributing to the congestion.

-- I-95 North is also pretty congested leading up to the Springfield Interchange.

7:05 A.M. UPDATE:

Well, this is something different: MARC Brunswick Line train 874 is running 20 minutes late at the Metropolitan Grove stop because it hit a deer. The train, which departed Martinsburg at 5:25 a.m., is normally scheduled to arrive at Union Station at 7:28 a.m.

6:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-270 North before MD 117 in Gaithersburg is blocking two northbound lanes and one of the shoulders.

-- The shoulder on I-395 North has been reopened at Seminary Road, but the roadway is still moving slowly at Duke Street.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- MD 201 is going to be slowed southbound due to debris in the road at 52nd Avenue in Hyattsville.

-- There's also debris in the roadway on I-95/Outer Loop before MD 4, so Outer Loop traffic might be impacted.

-- Traffic is getting slow on I-395 North at Duke Street. An accident on I-395 North at Seminary Road is blocking the left shoulder and likely causing the delays.

ORIGINAL POST:

The roads are quiet so far this morning. We'll keep you posted on any issues and this post will be updated.

By Mark Berman  |  April 23, 2010; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  | Tags: beltway traffic, i-395, i-495, i-66, metrorail  
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Comments

MD 201 is slow at 52nd Avenue in "Hyattsville"?

First, MD 201 does not pass anywhere near Hyattsville (map http://www.hyattsville.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=269)

Second, 52nd Ave and MD 201 run parallel to each other, and do not intersect...

Posted by: stuckman | April 23, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

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