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So Far, So Good Along I-395

At 5:30 a.m., traffic is light along the I-395 corridor near the Pentagon, where the dedication of the Sept. 11 memorial is scheduled to take place this morning. But with so many roads closed off, that's likely to change.

Road Closings Map.jpg Click for larger map. (Arlington Police)

Police and traffic managers are advising commuters to avoid driving through the area and to take transit or telecommute instead. The Pentagon Transit Center is closed this morning. The Metrobuses that normally stop there are going instead to the Pentagon City Metro station.

There's no parking at the Pentagon South Parking Lot. The North Parking Lot is open.

Drivers in Northern Virginia and Maryland, pay attention to the electronic message boards. State officials say they plan to use them to advise on traffic conditions around the Pentagon.

Metrorail is operating on a normal schedule this morning. (The transit authority says it isn't able to add any extra trains or cars on the Blue and Yellow lines during the morning rush.) If you're taking the advice to use Metro today, get to the Metro parking areas early. The other stations, like Springfield, Vienna, Greenbelt, New Carrollton, Largo and Branch Avenue, tend to fill up quickly.

You can find more advisories and traffic camera views on our Traffic page.

By Robert Thomson  |  September 11, 2008; 5:26 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  
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