Delays caused by downed trees, power lines; Sunny Skies: Traffic in MD, DC

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MARYLAND — Hello, Patch readers in Maryland! Before heading out, check Patch’s traffic report – which covers suburban Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Here are the latest traffic updates that will impact your morning commute on Wednesday, July 13 — which happens to be National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day.

On the road

At 7:13 a.m., storm debris blocked the right lane of MD-201/Kenilworth Avenue southbound at Old Calvert Road in Greenbelt Park. Drivers should expect delays.

Beginning at 7:13 a.m., some drivers may experience delays on the Capital Beltway/I-495 Outer Loop near Silver Spring. Some lanes are blocked due to an earlier three-car crash between Colesville Road and George Avenue near Holy Cross Hospital. The crash has been cleared, but traffic remains slow.

At 7:13 a.m., a downed tree blocks the right lane of eastbound MD-193/University Boulevard between Metzerott Road and Rhode Island Avenue in College Park.

As of 7:13 a.m., drivers should travel with caution around a southbound emergency roadwork zone on MD-97/George Avenue between King William Drive and Old Baltimore Road in Olney. The right lane is blocked.

As of 7:13 a.m., storm debris blocked two-way traffic on MD-28 / Norbeck Road between Avery Road and East Dude Drive near the Croydon Creek Nature Center.

As of 7:13 a.m., drivers should be on the lookout for a disabled vehicle heading northbound off I-270 near MD-189/Falls Road in Rockville.

As of 7:13 a.m., downed neighborhoods block two-way traffic on MD-424/Davidsonville Road south of MD-450/Defense Highway near Croton

At 7:12 a.m., downed cables blocked two-way traffic on MD-197 north of Old Chapel Road south of Bowie.

As of 7:12 a.m., all lanes of US-1 are blocked between Lakeland Road and Campus Drive/Paint Branch Parkway due to downed power lines.

As early as 7 a.m., there was a collision at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville.

At 5:43 a.m., a vehicle fire at the entrance to Gunners Branch Park in Germantown was causing delays in the 18500 block of Cinnamon Drive. Firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene.

In the subway

As of 7:13 a.m. delays are reported on the Yellow/Green line towards Branch Avenue/Huntington due to a switch issue at Greenbelt.

On MARC

At 7:19 a.m., MARC Brunswick 876 was experiencing a 15-25 minute delay due to signal problems on the mainline.

DC Weather

After last night’s storms, the National Weather Service forecast calls for dry weather Wednesday, with temperatures reaching the mid-upper 80s. There is a slight chance of showers in the afternoon for parts of southern Maryland and central Virginia.

AccuWeather reported that the weather in Silver Spring was sunny and the temperature was 69 degrees. A thunderstorm may occur in the evening. Wednesday’s high will be 87 with a low of 69.

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