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Get There: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Man Struck, Killed by Train at Suitland Station

Update, 3:28 p.m.: Normal service has resumed on the Green Line, according to a statement from Metro. Original Post: A man was fatally struck by a six-car train just before noon today at Maryland's Suitland Station. A preliminary investigation suggests the man intended to be on the tracks, according to a statement from Metro. The station was closed for about 45 minutes while police and firefighters investigated the incident. Green-line riders in the area should expect 15-minute delays in both directions through mid-afternoon as trains are single-tracked between Branch Avenue to Naylor Road stations....

By Mike McPhate  |  October 10, 2008; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Commuting , Metro , Safety  
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The Weekend and Beyond

Here are some travel tips for this weekend and the rest of the month. IMF/World Bank Meeting The International Monetary Fund and World Bank will hold their annual meetings this weekend in the District. Beginning at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday through the completion of the meetings on Monday the following streets will be closed: 18th Street between G Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 19th Street between G Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 20th Street between G Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW The south curb lane of Pennsylvania Avenue between 18th and 20th Streets, NW G Street between 17th and 20th Streets, NW H Street between 18th and 21st Streets, NW Only pedestrians with business in the area and proper identification will be allowed access to the following locations: 600, 700 and 800 blocks of 18th, 19th and 20th Streets, NW 1700, 1800, 1900 and 2000 blocks of G Street, NW...

By Robert Thomson  |  October 10, 2008; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Advisories  
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Accident Closes Lanes on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway

A serious accident has closed westbound lanes on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway at Stonecroft Boulevard, according to a Fairfax County emergency alert. One eastbound lane of the highway is also closed due to the accident....

By Washington Post Editors  |  October 8, 2008; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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I-66 Eastbound Lanes Closed in Gainesville

Updated 4:09 p.m. All eastbound lanes of Interstate 66 are now closed at Route 15 in Gainesville, Va. In addition to the closure on I-66, southbound Route 29 traffic is being diverted to Heathcote Boulevard, in order to continue onto Route 15. A section of Rte. 29 was already closed for the roadwork, but it will remain so until 5 a.m. or 6 a.m. Tuesday due to the accident. The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. when the beam fell from a bridge injuring one worker, according to a report by InsideNoVa.com....

By Mike McPhate  |  October 6, 2008; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Commuting , Driving , Safety  
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Inquiry About Metro Parking

Metro riders, I'm asking for your advice about the current parking situation at the Metro lots and garages. My starting point is the inquiry below about the odds of parking later in the morning at Vienna, but I'm interested in what you have to say about all the locations across the region. Metro says parking is down at the outer stations. Does that match your experience? Dear Dr. Gridlock: I need to drive to the Vienna Metro station and park there for the day to take the train in, but there will be occasions that I will not be able to get to the station until about 9:30 a.m. What are the chances parking will still be available at that time? None, slim, decent, good?...

By Robert Thomson  |  October 6, 2008; 6:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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