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Storm Causes Traffic Delays, Congestion

Today's rain has caused congestion across the region. As the storm continues to pound the area, more delays and closings are expected.

"If you need to cross the Bay Bridge, do it now," Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) said in a statement. "Because of the winds associated with this particular storm, they will rise very rapidly, and we may have to close the bridges quickly."

For regular updates on traffic around the area, please check the traffic page.

Metrorail currently has no weather-related delays. But on its Web site they urge riders to check back regularly.

Posted by Sheryl Silverman,

By  |  September 1, 2006; 11:39 AM ET
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Does this mean I-270 has reopened?

Posted by: Wiseguy | September 1, 2006 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Quick! Everyone who has not done so, stock up on a week's supply of bread, TP, and milk! Once you do that, run to your nearest hardware store and pick up sand, a shovel and plywood.

One the way to these places, please drive well below the speed limit to minimize the amount of rain your car absorbs.

Ah, Washington gets ready for another natural event.

Posted by: Left lane driver | September 1, 2006 2:13 PM | Report abuse

But before you that, be sure to post to your local blog your witty comments about how people in the DC area react to weather, because this is so clever and funny that it just never loses its comic punch, even after the 100000th repetition.

Posted by: Burke | September 1, 2006 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Anyone use the Orange Line towards Vienna going home this evening? My WMATA alerts refer to an obstruction right now on the tracks (near Dunn Loring?) and some single tracking. I wasn't affected (not working a late schedule today). I'm guessing the obstruction is storm related but I haven't seen any news stories about what has happened.

Posted by: Metro? | September 1, 2006 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't this blog updated every single day? The newest entry was on Friday about rain and delays. Well, guess what. It's Tuesday and it's raining, so it's pretty darn confusing at first and it seems like the post is about today. It's just like the 270 post being up forever without a new post. Every single day there is traffic (either on the roads, metro, marc, or vre). This blog used to be informative, but now it's just confusing and almost useless. Either kill it or put it to good use, but please stop what you're doing currently!

Posted by: DC | September 5, 2006 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I would really just like a comment by The Washington Post as to when we can expect our road warriors back on the job. Obviously they have either decided to take vacation at the same time, or are in some other way incapacitated. Please let your loyal readers know what's going on. I'm willing to bet the Dr. Gridlock has now lost readership for any future posts, blogs, columns, or discussions due to this mysterious hiatus.

If the Post had one working brain cell in their heads they would enlighten their readers with a simple "Sorry, but Steven Ginsburg and Dr. Gridlock will be on hiatus until..." They have the ability to have some random person post a single blog entry "Storm Causes Traffic Delays, Congestion. Posted by Sheryl Silverman", but can't seem to put two and two together and inform their readers of something we actually care about.

Thanks Post for really being on top of things as always.

Posted by: Laura | September 5, 2006 12:06 PM | Report abuse

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