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Storm's impact on traffic lingers

Mark Berman

The region is still reeling from the storms that pounded the area yesterday, resulting in flash flooding, downed wires and power outages. Commuters still have leftover issues to deal with as they head out today. There's some good news for travelers who endured yesterday's storms and related issues: It's supposed to rain a little today, but nothing like yesterday. Here's a look at what's going on:

8:50 A.M. UPDATE:
Montgomery County reports that 30 traffic signals are still without power. Those intersections should be treated as four-way stops, officials said.

Portions of Ride On bus routes 2, 20, 13, 14, 19 and 57 are being detoured due to road closures.

8:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Water main repairs continue at Little Falls Road and N. Harrison street in Arlington, rerouting traffic. Again, avoid the area.

-- Traffic is backed up in I-395 North at the 14th Street Bridge.

8:15 A.M. UPDATE:

-- I-270 North has reopened at Democracy Boulevard.

-- Now just one southbound lane of I-95 is blocked at Dale Boulevard, but there are still bad backups.

-- I-395 North is jammed up at the 14th Street Bridge.

7:50 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident on the Outer Loop after New Hampshire Avenue could cause some headaches.

7:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Water main repairs continue at Little Falls Road and N. Harrison street in Arlington. Traffic is being rerouted, so avoid that area if possible.

-- Further south in Virginia, the accident on I-95 South at Dale Boulevard is causing major backups. The southbound left, center and right lanes are all blocked, and backups stretch to Lorton. There's a detour available, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation: use exit 156A to take eastbound Prince William Parkway/Rt. 3000, make a right onto southbound U.S. 1/Jefferson Davis Highway, make a right onto westbound Dale Boulevard and head back on I-95 South.

7:10 A.M. UPDATE:

All lanes have reopened on New York and New Jersey avenues.

6:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Northbound I-270 is still blocked at Democracy Boulevard.

-- An accident on I-95 South at Dale Boulevard the center and right lanes.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident is blocking I-270 North at Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda.

6:25 A.M. UPDATE:

-- An accident at New York and New Jersey avenues has blocked northbound New Jersey Avenue, while westbound New York Avenue has just one lane open.

-- Canal Road is open in the District.

-- Many of the District's traffic signals are back up and running, but there are still some that are dark or flashing, according to the District Department of Transportation. They remind you to treat these lights as four-way stop signs.


-- Pepco reports that 39,270 customers still lack power.

-- The latest report from Montgomery County (from yesterday's rush hour) said that about 200 traffic signals lack power in the county.

-- Montgomery County's latest report also said they still have the following road closures:
- Seven Locks Road at Bells Mill Road in Potomac
- Bethesda Church Road in Clarksburg area
- Blunt Road in Germantown
- Brookeville Road at Georgia Avenue in Brookeville
- Zion Road in Laytonsville
- Kinglsey Road at Stringtown Road in Clarksburg
- Prices Distillery Road at Lewisdale Road in Clarksburg
- Wildcat Road at Davis Mill Road in Germantown
- Cross Laurel Drive at Blunt Road in Germantown
- Glennon Drive in North Potomac

By Mark Berman  | August 13, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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Just a quick note : On your detour for the 95-S accident, it should be 158 (not 156) A. 156 is at the area blocked, and the service road to 156A is part of the blockage.

Posted by: davidjs | August 13, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Where is a list of intersections with lights out? I can google my way to that information, and I'd like to plan my commute home.

Posted by: atb2 | August 13, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

At Foggy Bottom currently, EVERY SINGLE ESCALATOR is out of service. All of them. Platform, mezzanine, outside.

How does one station not have a single escalator working?

Metro needs a Mussolini.

Posted by: jiji1 | August 13, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

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