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I-95 North lanes reopened

Downtown Washington is still filled with closures due to the Nuclear Security Summit. Here's a look at Tuesday morning's commute, with issues and headaches from around the region.

9 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Debris in the road is blocking eastbound MD 109/Old Hundred Road at MD 355/North Frederick Road in Clarksburg.

-- An accident on I-66 East shortly before the Beltway is blocking the left shoulder.

-- The accident on I-95 North/the Beltway at Clermont Avenue is still blocking the right shoulder and causing some congestion.

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The Blue Line delays have been lifted.

-- A disabled vehicle on I-66 East before Nutley Street is blocking the right lane.

-- An accident on I-95 North/the Beltway at Clermont Avenue is blocking the right shoulder and causing some congestion.

8:20 A.M. UPDATE:

Looking at our friendly neighborhood traffic cameras, it's evident that the roads in Washington are more packed today than yesterday. New York Avenue inbound (heading west from Maryland) is pretty crowded as you head into the city. It's not standstill traffic, but you can see a greater number of cars than Monday. Rhode Island Avenue is also more crowded, albeit still moving. K Street doesn't appear too crowded. But 14th Street is very packed heading southbound (to the south of K Street). On 7th Street, the traffic is a bit heavier but also still moving. Some of the worst traffic appears to be on Constitution Avenue at 15th Street.

8:10 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-95 North has reopened at the Prince William Parkway. Traffic is moving again heading northbound.

-- I-495 North traffic is immensely backed up leading to I-66.

-- Blue Line delays on the Metro due to an earlier train malfunction at the King Street station. The delays are impacting trains heading to the Largo Town Center station.

7:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-495 North at Braddock Road is blocking the right shoulder.

-- The left shoulder of I-495 North is still closed at Gallows Road.

-- The traffic on I-395 North remains heavy for much of the roadway.

7:45 A.M. UPDATE:

Workers are clearing up the debris and moving the last car from the accident, after which they will reopen I-95 North, according to the Virginia State Police. They don't have an exact timetable, but they say it should be reasonably soon.

7:30 A.M. UPDATE:

A disabled vehicle on I-395 North at Glebe Road is blocking the right center lane, right lane and right shoulder. Delays are already evident around the King Street exit, but expect more if you are taking I-395 North this morning.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

Traffic cameras throughout downtown Washington show that many roads remain as sparingly crowded as they were yesterday. Downtown paths like K Street have some traffic, but it's moving smoothly. On 7th and 9th streets, traffic is still light. New York Avenue inbound, heading west from Maryland, has a lot more cars and congestion, but it's still moving steadily. However, that roadway is slowly becoming more crowded, resembling a normal morning rush hour.

7:15 A.M. UPDATE:

I-95 North remains closed at the Prince William Parkway. Commuters are being diverted to service roads at exit 158, while traffic is backed up for about 3 miles, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Traffic cameras show a sea of unmoving cars and trucks lining I-95 North for the miles leading up to the Prince William Parkway exit. H.O.V. restrictions have been lifted.

7 A.M. UPDATE:

All lanes of I-95 North remain closed at the Prince William Parkway. The Virginia State Police report that there have been some people transported to the hospital due to the accident.

6:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- A disabled vehicle on I-495 North at Gallows Road is blocking the left shoulder.

-- There's also traffic on I-495 North leading up to Gallows Road.

-- And there's traffic on I-395 North at the 14th Street Bridge.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

All lanes of I-95 North are blocked at the Prince William Parkway due to an accident involving a dump truck and several cars, according to the Virginia State Police. Traffic is being diverted from I-95 North onto service roads and they have no timetable on when I-95 North will reopen. The accident took place at about 6:14 a.m. and involved a dump truck and as many as seven or eight cars. There are no serious injuries reported thus far.

6:25 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on I-95 North at the Prince William Parkway has closed the left lane, center lane, right lane, and both shoulders.

6:20 A.M. UPDATE:

Outside the District, the usual suspects are acting up. I-66 East is getting congested at Chain Bridge Road, while I-395 North is getting backed up before Duke Street.

ORIGINAL POST:

-- There's a disabled vehicle on I-495 North at Braddock Road.

-- Once again, traffic looks pretty light moving through downtown Washington. There's a moderate level of cars on New York Avenue inbound, heading west from Maryland, but it's neither congested nor slow; there's almost no traffic on Rhode Island Avenue, 7th Street and 9th Street in Northwest.

By Mark Berman  |  April 13, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
 | Tags: nuclear security summit, nuclear security summit closures, nuclear security summit dc, nuclear security summit detours  
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Comments

Sir,

What powers do the Metrpolitan Police Department have on I66 during this Nuc Summit? They were seen on I66W and the Dulles Access Road running light and sirens
yesterday between 230pm and 315pm. It was two sets one with three motorcycles and a car and another group of four motorcycles. They were not escorting anyone. They were using the medians etc since traffic was backed up becasue of the construction right before Rt 7.

I refused to move for them and got in shouting match with one of MPD's finest. I offered to call VA State Police to resolve the matter abd the officer took off. He was kind of upset since I was open carrying. Excuse me punk its legal in VA.
According to my attorney they had no police powers in VA.

Posted by: sheepherder | April 13, 2010 7:11 AM | Report abuse

You have your answer.

Tell the MPD to pound sand when in VA.

Posted by: wpjunk | April 13, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

DC ran out of doughnuts and they had to fly some in.

Posted by: jiji1 | April 13, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

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