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Posted at 5:50 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Snow expected later today

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

Capital Weather Gang | Dr. Gridlock's snow guide

8:30 A.M. UPDATE:

I-66 East is still very problematic. There are spots of congestion approaching the Beltway, and once you're inside the Beltway there are backups. Expect delays along that roadway.

8:03 A.M. UPDATE:

The westbound lanes of New York Avenue have all reopened.

7:50 A.M. UPDATE:

I-66 East is still very spotty once you're inside the Beltway as well as for traffic approaching the Beltway. If you're heading east on this road, expect some issues.

7:30 A.M. UPDATE:

The right nd middle lanes of westbound New York Avenue are blocked before South Dakota Avenue NE due to an accident. Avoid the area.

7:10 A.M. UPDATE:

The inner loop is very congested approaching Arlington Boulevard.

6:45 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on the inner loop before Old Georgetown Road has been cleared up.

I-395 North is backed up approaching Duke Street.

There's some spotty congestion on I-66 East inside of the Beltway, so expect some delays if you're heading that way.

6:15 A.M. UPDATE:

The vehicle fire on the B.W. Parkway has been cleared up.

I-66 East is already backed up at the Beltway.


Good morning, commuters. Today's expected snow isn't supposed to start falling until later on, but it's still going to impact a lot of you today and tonight. We'll be updating you on the headaches impacting the morning commute, but we've got snow removal information that you might need later.

An accident on the inner loop before Old Georgetown Road is blocking one of the shoulders. There's also a vehicle fire on the B.W. Parkway at Laurel Bowie Road/MD 197 that could slow northbound traffic.


Here is some information on snow removal and where you can turn for help. Keep in mind that in most jurisdictions, property owners are responsible for clearing adjacent sidewalks.

  • Alexandria snow removal information: Visit the snow report Web site or call the snow emergency hot line at 703.746.4488.
  • Arlington County's snow removal information is here. In the past, officials have said the hilly terrain in sections A, C, and D means it takes longer to clear those areas.
  • The Viriginia Department of Transportation is responsible for snow removal in Fairfax County and most other areas.
  • You can also visit Virginia 511 for the latest information Virginia road conditions.
  • Track snow plows in the District here. The District Department of Information checks tweets sent to DDOTDC. You can also call the Mayor's Call Center at 311 or complete a form on the Web site.
  • Check Montgomery County snow removal here. Check to make sure the county is responsible for you street, and not one of the local jurisdictions or the state of Maryland, which plows numbered state routes. Here is a link with more information on who clears snow. You can report the problem to Montgomery County using this link or by calling 240-777-6000.
  • Prince George's County snow information is here.
  • State of Maryland snow information

By Mark Berman  | January 11, 2011; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Commuting, Congestion  
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