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Lee Highway reopens

11:30 a.m. Update: Arlington reports that Lee Highway has reopened. However, construction in the area may cause some minor delays.

10:35 a.m. Update: Here is the most recent information from the Virginia Department of Transportation: The north left lane, left center lane, right center lane, and right lane are closed.

There are detours in place, but you should avoid the area.

10:05 p.m. Update: NewsChannel 8 is reporting that the accident on Lee Highway involves pedestrians and that an elderly man and a child have been seriously injured.

Check back for more details.

9:15 a.m. Update: Arlington reports that Lee Highway eastbound is closed to traffic between Culpeper Street and Glebe Road due to an accident investigation.

9 a.m. Update: Emergcy officials report that a pedestrian has been struck at Martin Luther King and Danbury Street SW.

8:25 a.m. Update: The District Department of Transportation reports that a crash in the 2300 block of Good Hope Road has traffic restricted to one lane in each direction.

Also, a bus accident has been reported on southbpund 16th Street NW. It blocks the right lane. Delays begin at Upshur Street.

8:10 a.m. Update: D.C. Fire / EMS officials are reporting that a cyclist was struck on 295 northbound near Benning Road. There are minor injuries, according to a tweet from officials.

8 p.m. Update: Delays are heavy approaching the Capital Beltway if you're traveling eastbound on the Dulles Toll Road from the toll plaza.

7:30 a.m. Update: An accident on I-295 northbound, just before Malcolm X Avenue, has the left lane blocked. Stay to the right.

New York Avenue inbound from The Washington Times to Fourth Street NW is also slow.

7:10 a.m. Update: The accident on Route 28 has been cleared, but expect delays to continue as traffic flow returns to normal.

7 a.m. Update: an accident on Route 28 before the Dulles Toll Road has traffic backed up for miles. The two left lanes are blocked. Delays begin at Waxpool Road.

Original post: Good morning, Washington. Commuters coming from Prince George's County will encounter slowdowns on Pennsylvania Avenue and Suitland Parkway. We don't have reports of any specific accidents, just slowdowns due to volume.

On the outer loop in Maryland, traffic is building between College Park and Colesville Road. Allow extra time if you're heading out the door.

If you're heading in from the Eastern Shore, a deer has been struck on U.S. 50 westbound before the Severn Bridge. The deer is in the left lane, so stay to the right.

Here's a roundup of other key routes:

Interstate 66: The highway is showing normal volume this morning. Traffic is moving, but slow, especially near Fair Oaks Shopping Center.

I-495 and American Legion Bridge: Expect normal delays.

I-270: Heavy volume from Germantown to the Spur, but nothing unexpected. \

14th Street Bridge: Normal volume.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 20, 2010; 6:52 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  
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