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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Some delays on area roads

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

6 P.M. UPDATE: There are no unusual delays in the area. Routes such as I-270, Route 50, I-66, I-95 and the BW Parkway are experiencing some delays. The worst remain at the Newark Toll Plaza where Delaware officials waived tolls though 11 p.m. Wednesday to improve the flow of traffic.

1:25 P.M. UPDATE:

Generally, the smart money says that from here on out, if you are heading out of town (or even just trying to get from Point A to Point B using big roads), you're going to hit traffic. So keep that in mind when hitting the road.

-- I-95 North has fully reopened in Wilmington, but there are still backups once you enter Delaware through the toll plaza.

-- In Virginia, I-95 is still slow northbound from Lorton through the Beltway, while I-95 South starts getting congested after Occoquan.

-- I-95 North is also getting very, very crowded in Maryland as you get near Baltimore, so expect delays.


Now that we're hitting lunchtime, a lot of folks are going to be looking to get away from their desks and head out after half a day's work. We won't judge. We're here to tell you how things look for travelers.

Make sure to check our Transportation page for a full roundup of tips and information. It's pretty brisk out there, so don't forget your jacket.

The MWAA (which operates Reagan National and Dulles) reported no major problems this morning. The economy lot at Reagan is full, but plenty of daily spaces are still available. All the lots are open at Dulles.

We're also seeing positive reports via Twitter of folks reporting quickand efficient entries into the airport. Make sure to Tweet the hashtag #TSATime and add the airport code (#DCA, #BWI, #IAD) to let your fellow travelers know what's going on!


-- I-95 is blocked in both directions in Wilmington right now, due to an overturned tractor trailer at the Brandywine River Bridge. Expect massive delays in both directions. UPDATE: Two lanes are closed on I-95 North in Wilmington, I-95 South entirely blocked.

Additionally, I-95 North is slowing way, way down from the Maryland/Delaware border until the toll plaza in Delaware, so the smooth sailing this morning is giving way to the congestion we all worried about.

** Right now, the New Jersey Turnpike/I-295 North is pretty empty and smooth, so that's an excellent alternative to I-95 North through Wilmington.

-- I-66 West gets fairly crowded as you head away from the Beltway, becoming particularly clogged as you approach Route 123. Things clear up and are moving smoothly by Centreville.
-- I-95 North is jammed from Lorton on up to the Beltway.
-- I-95 South is pretty clear until you pass Woodbridge, when it becomes pretty congested. Things are at a near-standstill by Triangle but clear up again further south.
-- The Beltway looks pretty clear in both directions.

-- The Outer Loop is pretty congested near Colesville Road.
-- I-270 actually looks pretty clear.
-- I-95 North also looks surprisingly calm as you approach and depart Baltimore.

By Mark Berman  | November 24, 2010; 12:50 PM ET
Categories:  Driving, Getaways  
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And the annual Gang Rape of the Earth begins.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | November 24, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

And the annual Gang Rape of the Earth begins.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | November 24, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

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