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Posted at 6:00 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Some roads still slick and icy

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman


I-66 East is still backed up at Sudley Road, the Beltway and Glebe Road. I-395 North is still pretty slow at the 14th Street Bridge.

An accident is blocking the east right outside lane on the ramp from the eastbound Dulles Toll Road/267 to I-495.

In the District, the traffic signal is still flashing at Georgia Avenue and Decatur Street in Northwest.

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

I-66 East is very congested at Sudley Road, the Beltway and Glebe Road.

8:30 A.M. UPDATE:

I-95 North is still pretty clogged heading to Telegraph Road. I-395 North is also pretty slow at the 14th Street Bridge.

A disabled vehicle on the inner loop is blocking the right shoulder at Braddock Road.

8:15 A.M. UPDATE:

The accident on I-66 East is now just blocking the shoulder near Sudley Road. But there are still big, big backups in the vicinity.

I-66 East is also pretty slow at the Beltway and again at Glebe Road.

In the District, the traffic signal is reportedly flashing at Georgia Avenue and Decatur Street in Northwest. And there's an accident at New Jersey Avenue and K Street in Northwest.

7:55 A.M. UPDATE:

There's an accident on inbound Suitland Parkway near Stanton Road in Southeast Washington.

The disabled vehicle on the inner loop before Georgia Avenue has been cleared.

An accident is blocking the east right outside lane on the ramp from the eastbound Dulles Toll Road/267 to I-495.

There's also an accident on I-66 East blocking the left center lane at Sudley Road.

7:30 A.M. UPDATE:

There's a disabled vehicle on the inner loop before Georgia Avenue. It's blocking one of the shoulders and could cause some delays.

The left lane of I-395 North has reopened at Washington Boulevard. I-395 North is pretty slow around the 14th Street Bridge.

I-95 North is pretty congested approaching Telegraph Road again.

I-66 East is sluggish at Sudley Road and Nutley Street.

In the District, there's an accident near New York and Montana avenues in Northeast. Expect issues around this intersection.

There's also a disabled vehicle on the northbound Anacostia Freeway near Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast, and a disabled vehicle on N. Capitol Street and Hawaii Avenue in Northeast.

7:07 A.M. UPDATE:

There was a disabled vehicle on the right shoulder of the inner loop just before the Braddock Road exit, which may have been causing the congestion.

7:02 A.M. UPDATE:

There are also backups on the inner loop of the Beltway approaching the Braddock Road exit.

6:55 A.M. UPDATE:

An accident on I-395 North at Washington Boulevard is blocking the northbound left lane.

I-95 North is pretty slow around Woodbridge right now. The congestion on I-95 North near Telegraph Road has cleared up.

6:40 A.M. UPDATE:

I-95 North is pretty slow approaching Telegraph Road, so expect congestion and delays in that area as well.

Southbound Wisconsin Avenue remains blocked in downtown Bethesda and I-66 East remains backed up at Chain Bridge Road.

6:20 A.M. UPDATE:

I-66 East is already pretty backed up at Chain Bridge Road. There aren't any lane closures at this time, so that's just some good, old-fashioned congestion.


Good morning, commuters. After Tuesday's tricky morning commute, there's still some residual iciness on the ground in a lot of places (on sidewalks and on side roads). This wasn't helped by overnight showers in some spots. Expect that some areas could still be slow, and be careful whether you're driving to work or walking to a bus or Metro stop. The roads and sidewalks alike could still be frosty.

Check back here throughout the morning rush for tips on what's going on and advice for your morning commute.

Southbound Wisconsin Avenue is blocked between Montgomery Avenue and Elm Street in downtown Bethesda due to a utility problem.

The District Department of Transportation will be closing a single inbound lane on the Chain Bridge between 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. each day through Friday, January 21, weather permitting. The lane closures are required to remove cable from the rigging equipment used during the recent rehabilitation of the bridge. One lane will remain open in each direction for traffic crossing the bridge.

Anacostia Drive remains one way northbound to alleviate pedestrian and vehicle traffic congestion on Anacostia Drive from Good Hope Road to Nicholson Street in Southeast Washington.

* * *

If you need to report an area that still needs treating, here is some information on where to report the problem. 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

There's also still the possibility of downed wires and tree limbs. Here are some resources for reporting these issues in case there are any outages:

-- BGE outages: 877-778-2222; downed wires: 800-685-0123; outage map
-- Dominion outages and downed wires: 866-366-4357; outage map
-- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative outages and downed wires: 703-335-0500; outage reports
-- Pepco outages: 877-737-2662; downed wires: 202-872-343; outage map
-- Washington Gas: 800-752-7520

Downed trees and debris in roads
Anne Arundel County: After hours, 410-222-6120; northern district, 410-222-6120; central district, 410-222-7940; southern district; 410-222-7940; Annapolis; 410-263-7870.
Arlington County:703-228-6527; after hours, 703-558-2222.
Calvert County: 410-535-1600.
Charles County: 301-932-3450 or 301-870-2778.
The District: 311; clogged storm drains, 202-612-3400.
Fairfax County: 703-324-5033 (Public Works); 571-350-1000 (Emergency Management); 703-383-VDOT.
Howard County: 410-313-3440.
Loudoun County:703-777-0333 (Emergency Management); 703-383-VDOT.
Maryland state: 800-543-2515.
Montgomery County: 240-777-6000.
National Park Service:
Prince George's County: 301-499-8520; after hours, 301-499-8600.
Prince William County: 703-792-7070 or 703-383-VDOT.
Virginia State: 703-383-VDOT.

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By Mark Berman  | January 19, 2011; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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It's not as bad as this place.

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