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I-66 East still slow at Beltway

Here's a look at the commuting headaches this morning:

10:05 a.m. Update: The accident has been cleared, but delays persist as you approach the Beltway.

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The east right center lane, right lane and right shoulder are still blocked on I-66 East at the Beltway. There are big delays and backups, so avoid taking I-66 East if you can.

-- There's still traffic on I-395 North at Seminary Road.

-- And there are bad backups on I-495 North leading to Gallows Road.

8:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Looking at the traffic cameras, all lanes appear to be cleared and cars moving steadily on I-495 South at the Springfield Interchange.

-- However, the earlier vehicle fire on I-66 East at the Beltway is still blocking the east right center lane, right lane and right shoulder. There are bad backups on I-66 East..

-- I-395 North is also very congested leading to Seminary Road.

8 A.M. UPDATE:

The left lanes are still closed on I-495 South on Springfield Interchange/ramp to I-95, but traffic is now getting by on the right side. The accident took place shortly after 7 a.m., according to the Virginia State Police. They expect it to clear up in the near future.

Traffic cameras show traffic slowed at the ramp, but still moving. The traffic flow has increased over the last few minutes, and cars on I-495 South that aren't near the ramp are moving fluidly. There's still some congestion as far back as Braddock Road, but traffic is moving.

7:45 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on I-495 South at the Springfield Interchange is wreaking havoc on Beltway traffic -- the left lane, left center lane, right center land and right lane are all closed.

-- The vehicle fire on I-66 East at the Beltway is still blocking the east left center lane, right center lane, right lane and right shoulder are closed. With traffic only getting by on the far left, it's going to cause big delays.

-- An accident on the Dulles Toll Road at the Beltway is blocking the east right shoulder of the toll road and could cause delays.7:20 A.M. UPDATE:

-- A vehicle fire on I-66 East at the Beltway has blocked the east right center lane, right lane and right shoulder. Expect delays.

-- I-95 North is very backed up in Lorton.

-- I-495 North is still slow leading to Gallows Road.

6:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-66 East is still slow heading to Nutley Street.

-- I-495 North is also congested heading towards Gallows Road.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-66 East is backed up heading towards Nutley Street.

6:05 A.M. UPDATE:

-- The debris has been cleared from the Outer Loop.

ORIGINAL POST:

-- Debris in the road on I-95/Outer Loop at Branch Avenue could slow Outer Loop traffic.

By Mark Berman  |  May 13, 2010; 5:45 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  | Tags: Beltway Outer Loop, Beltway delays, I-95 Outer Loop  
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