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Get There: March 1, 2009 - March 7, 2009

Metro: 'Next Bus' System to Return in July

Metro General Manager John B. Catoe Jr. started off his online discussion today with an update on the late, lamented Next Bus system, intended to provide real time information about bus arrivals. Catoe said the system that was taken down in October 2007 for lengthy repairs should be back in July. He ordered it taken down because the information wasn't accurate enough often enough. Recently, some bus riders discovered an online test site and began using it. Dear Dr. Gridlock: I have kind of a mystery for you about the NextBus system. I write a blog about Columbia Heights called New Columbia Heights and also for DCist. One of the DCist writers found that NextBus seemed to be working for WMATA, so I wrote about it on my blog -- a NextBus staffer then commented on the post and said it's a test version, but WMATA gave them a green...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 6, 2009; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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The Weekend and Beyond

Here are some suggestions for your travels this weekend and the rest of March. Weekend Delays on Metro Orange Line riders between Vienna and West Falls Church should add half an hour to their normal travel time this weekend, while the transit authority does some maintenance work on the tracks. Trains will be sharing a track to get around the work zone till midnight Sunday, when the rail system closes. Tip: Every other Orange Line train in the direction of Vienna will end its run at West Falls Church and head back toward New Carrollton. That will increase service at the busiest stations during the work period. MARC Tickets Starting Monday, there will be no ticket agents at Aberdeen, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Laurel, Martin State Airport, Perryville, Rockville and Savage stations, the Maryland Transit Administration says. The Rockville ticket office will be closed while the station is renovated. Cash or voucher...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 6, 2009; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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VDOT Says Arlington Bridge Is Sound

We've provided another poster bridge for a national infrastructure program. The Virginia Department of Transportation says its inspection today found that the Glebe Road bridge over Route 50 is structurally sound. This morning, loose concrete from the underside of the bridge fell onto Route 50 this morning, creating lengthy traffic delays. See story by Michael Laris. Water had seeped through deteriorated concrete at the bridge's sidewalk, VDOT said. That caused the concrete to crumble on the underside. Maintenance crews will fix the drainage problem. The bridge is in VDOT's Six-Year Plan to be replaced and widened. The $14 million project is scheduled to be advertised for construction in 2012, but the Six-Year Plan has taken plenty of hits as the recession develops. About 35,000 vehicles a day travel on the Glebe Road bridge. It had been inspected every two years, most recently last month. Now, engineers will now monitor it...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 5, 2009; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Transit Riders: Don't Get Stranded This Weekend

It could happen if you plan to ride Metrorail late on Saturday night and don't watch the clocks. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Metro will spring foward along with everyone else, and it will become 3 a.m., Metrorail's weekend closing time. To avoid missing the last train home, you might set your watch ahead when you leave the rail station on the way to your party. Metro Resources:  Riding the System  |  Trip Planner   |   Map  |  Post Coverage...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 5, 2009; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Metro Budget Deal Not Ready

The last little bit may be the hardest. The Metro board is $28.8 million away from resolving its budget gap for next year, but Finance Committee Chairman Peter Benjamin said that while they are "very close," he and his fellow board members weren't ready to set public hearings on a final proposal. "All the jurisdictions were not ready at this point," he said. The transit authority staff says they've got one more week to resolve this before they bump up against the tight timetable involved in making changes in time for July 1, the start of the Metro budget year. So look for real decisions next Thursday, March 12. Here are some of the unresolved issues: * Jim Graham, the D.C. Council member who also serves as Metro board chairman, says that as far as the District is concerned, the idea of charging for parking on weekends is still on...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 5, 2009; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Driver Questions GW Parkway Ramp Design

This driver descibes a problem I haven't experienced, though I use the ramp from the George Washington Parkway onto the Beltway's inner loop fairly often. That's why I'd like to know what other commuters think. Dear Dr. Gridlock: I've only been doing this commute for one year but the northbound GW Parkway on-ramp to 495 towards Maryland is a sorry piece of engineering. Every time it rains or ices or snows at least one or more cars slide off that ramp. If you have ever travelled that area the ramp slopes your vehicle away from the turn, literally forcing you to turn right as your body and the vehicle fight the forces pushing you left. And it does not matter how slow you go. The National Park Service or Virginia state surely can obtain the funds to fix this problem. Dan Dluzneski This ramp is a bit of a fish...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 5, 2009; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Metro Board to Consider Service Cut Plan

[9:30 a.m. Update: Peter Benjamin, chairman of the Metro board's finance committee, just announced that the board members are not prepared to consider ways to balance the budget today.] The board is scheduled to meet at 11 o'clock this morning to consider whether to send a plan for service cuts out for public hearings, a necessary step before a board vote to approve a balanced budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Board members have spent the past week talking with leaders of their jurisdictions, the jurisdictions across the region that help finance Metro, to decide what service cuts they'd be willing to live with and whether they can come up with any additional revenue to offset them. We've already heard the worst of the service cut proposals. They involve reductions in bus service that would eliminate some routes and widen the gap between arrival times. Metrorail would...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 5, 2009; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Concrete Debris Falls from Glebe Road Overpass

All three lanes of westbound U.S. 50 have reopened after concrete debris fell onto U.S. Route 50 from the Glebe Road overpass this morning. Two left lanes of inbound U.S. 50 remain closed. VDOT has checked out the scene and determined that the chunks of concrete were coming from the sidewalk on the overpass, not the structure of the bridge itself, according to a NewsChannel 8 report. For live updates check the traffic page....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 5, 2009; 6:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Online Discussions About Transit

Virginia Railway Express will have an online chat at noon today on the VRE Web site. The CEO, Dale Zehner; CSX's Assistant Vice President Public-Private Partnerships, Jay Westbrook; and CSX's Regional Vice President for State Relations, Bob Sullivan, will be answering questions. Use this link to post a question or comment. At noon Friday, Metro General Manager John B. Catoe Jr. will address questions and comments about the transit system on Metro's Web site. Use this link to post a question or comment. (If you're concerned about what services Metro might cut, or what fees it might consider raising, to balance its upcoming budget, watch for news out of Thursday morning's Metro Board meeting. I plan to be there, and will file updates on the blog.)...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 4, 2009; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Morning Problem for I-395 HOV?

Virginia carpoolers, do you share the concern of this commuter about heavy morning traffic conditions in recent months? Dear Dr. Gridlock: Every day for the last few months HOV lanes are slowing to a crawl as early as Alexandria. This seems to all be caused by whatever traffic control is going on at the Pentagon. It backs traffic up for miles. What is the point of HOV if your lanes become as congested, or more, as the regular lanes? The Pentagon needs to get its act together whether it is the security precautions (doubtful) or the officers directing traffic. It's just nuts. Carla Anderson Lake Ridge...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 4, 2009; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Derailment Slows Orange, Blue Lines for Morning Commute

Metrorail's Orange and Blue lines are experiencing "major" delays this morning, officials said, after a piece of track equipment derailed overnight near the Cheverly Station. The derailment damaged several hundred feet of outbound track, forcing Orange Line trains in both directions to share what is normally the inbound track. The single-tracking applies to trains traveling between Cheverly, in Prince George's County, and the Stadium-Armory Station in the District, just east of Capitol Hill, officials said. Because the Blue Line meets the Orange Line at Stadium-Armory, delays of 30 minutes or more are affecting both rail lines, officials said. Delays are expected to last throughout the morning, as the damaged track is repaired. For live commuter updates check the traffic page....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 4, 2009; 6:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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New Beltway Ramp Opening in Prince George's

On Thursday night, the Maryland State Highway Administration plans to open a reconfigured ramp along the Capital Beltway's outer loop at Landover Road. This is part of the $26.5 million project to turn Arena Drive into a fulltime exit, rather than one open only for events at FedEx Field. The overall project should be done this fall. The rebuilt interchange at Landover Road will remove the cloverleaf design. That should provide easier access to and from the Beltway and end some of the weaving in and out that traffic has to do there. The outer loop ramp to eastbound Landover Road (exit 17A) will lead to a signalized "T" intersection at the top of the ramp, controlled by a new traffic signal. The new pattern will allow outer loop traffic to head either east or west on Landover Road by using the one ramp from the Beltway. SHA created a...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 3, 2009; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Does Ad Encourage Road Rage?

Dear Dr. Gridlock: What do you think about the commercial on TV by Nationwide Insurance Co. that shows the minor accident that develops into road rage? The elderly woman gets out of her car and with her purse beats the fellow when he tries to apologize. In my opinion it should be taken off the air considering the many deaths that have developed from road rage. Alouise Berg Arlington "Forgive you? I've got your forgiveness right here!" the senior citizen says as she begins to bash the careless driver with her large purse. (See the ad on this page.) I don't recommend that sort of behavior to anyone -- but it's my favorite television ad. It's cathartic to watch her whack the knuckehead who just crashed into her parked car. "Not everyone is as forgiving as Nationwide Insurance," the announcer says, in conveying the point of the commercial. Berg's point...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 3, 2009; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Metro Riders Respond on Service Cuts

The Metro Board is going to meet again on Thursday morning to discuss proposals to balance its next budget, including ideas on service cuts. The board members were going back to their individual jurisdictions -- the ones that provide the subsidies that account for a large part of Metro's revenue -- to ask what service cuts they'd tolerate, or alternatively, how much more they could pay. I think some of the proposals are reasonable: Close one station entrance during off-peak hours? That would be an efficient cost saving. But eliminating some bus routes and increasnig the gaps between arrival times on buses and trains? That's going to affect many thousands of riders and is a bad hit to take. Readers generally don't want to play along with the idea of endorsing service cuts. Here are some of the many opinions we've received: As someone who depended on Metro rail for...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 3, 2009; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro Announces March Track Work Schedule

This is going to be a busy month for weekend track work -- and weekend delays -- on Metrorail. But the track maintenance program will take off the last weekend of March, because that's when the Cherry Blossom Festival opens and the rail system is likely to be unusually crowded on the weekend. In the meantime, the transit authority says, these weekend activities will create travel delays: Metro will replace a rail switch on the Green and Yellow lines, as well as rail fasteners on the Red Line. It also will replace cross ties on the Orange Line and so some bridge repair work on the Blue and Orange lines. See the weekend by weekend schedule here. Remember that Metro's Trip Planner, the heavily used online tool that helps people plan transit trips across the region, doesn't adjust for these weekend track work programs. So if you use it for...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 3, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Looking Ahead to Homebound Commute

Drivers should be a lot better off this afternoon than they were this morning, when the snow was falling so heavily. Road crews that were working hard to stay even with the snowfall have now been able to improve conditions on main roads and venture into neighborhoods. Light traffic should help. The biggest problems are likely to be blowing snow and patches of ice. (See Capital Weather Gang's update.) Here's some advice from the transportation departments about the homeward slog. The District Snow crews will remain on duty through the night and into Tuesday to deal with the icing that could result from very low temperatures and continued wind gusts. While there is no Snow Emergency in effect to ban parking along some corridors, the regular rush hour "no parking" restrictions will be in effect. Vehicles parked illegally on major roadways can be ticketed and towed If you clear the...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 2, 2009; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. Mayor Explains Decision to End 'Snow Emergency'

Here's a report from The Post on why D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty turned on a "Snow Emergency" Sunday afternoon and then turned it off last night, even though a lot of snow was still on the way: On Sunday afternoon, Fenty announced a snow emergency in the District beginning at 4 p.m. That is no minor task for officials or residents; the decision would forbid parking on 111 sections of street throughout the city so that plows can freely clear major routes -- some of which have residential homes -- without cars blocking their path. Then, at 9:30 p.m, Fenty announced that the emergency was lifted. Residents no longer had to move their cars to side streets for fears of them being towed and also, receiving a $250 ticket. Fenty (D) said the emergency decision was made when the forecast called for up to six inches, "and we wanted to...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 2, 2009; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Coming Up: Post Experts Field Your Snow Questions

Washington Post reporters and weather experts will be online today to chat with readers about the largest winter storm to hit the region in three years. Check in at 11 a.m. to chat about the snow's impact on area roads and transit with Washington Post reporters Eric Weiss and Lena Sun. And come back at 1 p.m., when the meteorologists of the Capital Weather Gang will be online to discuss what to expect as the day progresses. Snow Essentials: Weather Updates | Radar Maps | Traffic Incidents | Closings...

By Mike McPhate  |  March 2, 2009; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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In Va., Minor Accidents, Delays

Traffic accidents on area Virginia roads have mostly been of the fender-bender variety this morning, according to state and local police departments, though minor incidents are still causing delays around the region. Virginia roads remain slippery and visibility continues to be extremely poor due to blowing snow, said VDOT spokeswoman Joan Morris. It could be hours before plows are able to fully clear highways, according to Morris. Real-time traffic information for the area is available on our online traffic page. -- Michael Birnbaum Road Essentials: Incident Map | Traffic Cams | Key Routes...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fenty to Update on D.C. Response

District Mayor Adrian Fenty and others from the city's "snow team" -- including DDOT Acting Director Gabe Klein and DPW Director William Howland -- is scheduled to offer an update on the city's snow response at a 10:30 a.m. press conference. Stay tuned to washingtonpost.com for continued updates on the weather situation around the region....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'No Issues' at Springfield Interchange: VDOT

The Springfield Interchange was a scene of chaos and hours-long delays during an ice storm last February. This time, says VDOT spokeswoman Joan Morris, traffic there is moving smoothly if slowly. Last year's events led to a VDOT report that said the storm response was so mismanaged that anti-icing equipment sat unused, electronic warning signs remained dark and a motorist alert system was not updated for hours. Today, said Morris, the interchage is being repeatedly treated by nine trucks dedicated to its 50 ramps and sky-high overpasses. "Knock on wood, there's been no issues there,'' said Morris. -- Eric M. Weiss Road Essentials: Incident Map | Traffic Cams | Key Routes...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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How Is Your D.C. Street?

The District has posted an interesting web site that tracks the status of blocks in the city -- you can input your location and then see whether it's been plowed, salted, both, neither, or something called "unclassified." It also displays traffic cameras. Give it a try and let us know -- is it useful? Up-to-date? Got suggestions or ideas? E-mail them to us or leave a comment below. Snow Essentials: Weather Updates | Radar Maps | Traffic Incidents | Closings...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Get the Upper Hand on Snow

Fear this: You may approach an intersection on relatively clear pavement and encounter deep slush on the other roadway. (Thomson) I think we're starting to win this battle. The snowfall -- while still impressive -- is starting to taper off. The combination of driving and plowing is beginning to show an effect on road conditions. But it's far from over. Many of you will go to work late this morning. Here are some tips for getting there safely. It's going to take longer than you think to dig out the car. It's been three years since we've had to do this. There's a combination of deep snow and a little bit of ice on the cars. Make sure the roof, all the lights and the outside mirrors are clear. The worst conditions may be in your own neighborhood, because the plows are quite rightly concentrating on main roads at...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 2, 2009; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Be Patient Behind Plows

See any lanes here? There are three buried under slush. (Thomson) The only real traffic jam I've encountered was behind a train of snow plows extending across all lanes of New Hampshire Ave. Despite the very low volume of traffic, the plows created three long, trailing lines of cars. A few cars tried to work their way around the plows by using left turn lanes. Very dangerous. The plow drivers may not be able to see them, and the car drivers might suddenly encounter much deeper slush in the turn lanes, forcing them to slow or skid. The drivers in the lines behind the plows had to decide whether to follow the lane markers or follow the car ahead. Some did both. The problem was that the white lane dividers are often useless under these conditions. Often, you can't see them. Sometimes, they'll simply lead the drivers into a...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 2, 2009; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Traffic Light But Very Slow

Even on a well-cleared street, snow starts to blow across a lane. (Thomson) Those are the good things. If you're used to being at a dead stop at this time of the morning on the northeastern arc of the Beltway's outer loop, you're still pretty much there. But this morning, it isn't about the volume. The poor visibility and the slush are the culprits. And the Beltway is the best road around. On secondary commuter routes, you will encounter surprises and you'll have to adjust. Plows have been over those roads, but the snow is still coming down heavily. Often, you'll be driving in ruts created by other drivers. Changing lanes can be very tricky. There may be big piles of slush between the lanes. If you're stuck behind a bus, just be patient. The buses often don't pull as close to the stops as they normally would because...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 2, 2009; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Quick Link for Metro Rail, Bus Updates

Metro offers a live list of service updates for its rail and bus lines on its web site. Travelers may want to watch that today, as well as its list of subway elevator outages. Metro Resources: Riding the System | Trip Planner | Map | Post Coverage...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Minor Accidents, Slick Roads in So. Md.

In Southern Maryland, where the storm dumped more than a foot of snow in many locations, police reported dozens of minor accidents and cars sliding off the road last night and this morning. St. Mary's County had it the worst: A communications officer with the state police in Leonardtown estimated that dispatchers fielded between 50 and 100 calls about accidents last night and this morning. Some areas had between 14 and 15 inches of wet snow, she said -- the worst kind for rush-hour motorists. "It's a mess down here, basically," said communications officer Diana Riley. "The main roads are extremely slick." Snow was still falling around 7:30 a.m., reported Riley. But there was good news from a roads perspective: schools were closed, the county government had instituted its liberal-leave policy and the media coverage had apparently scared people away from their cars. "I'd definitely say it's a lot fewer...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Driving Conditions Vary Widely

The only consistent thing about driving in these conditions is that it is difficult and should be done slowly. The snow is coming down heavily and visibility is poor. But the pavement conditions can vary radically in just a short stretch of road. I just watched drivers in Silver Spring going from a neighborhood street that was white up to an intersection with University Boulevard that was clear right at the crosswalk, but very slushy as vehicles turned onto University. Fortunately, they were slowing way down to handle the turns, or they would have been in trouble. Traffic is much lighter than it normally would be at this hour, with schools closed and some governments opening late. Nothing else is going well. Lisa Baden on WTOP just reminded drivers to turn their lights on. Very good advice. The morning light and the snow make the contrast bad. But I was...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 2, 2009; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Amtrak Update: No Major Delays Reported

Amtrak hasn't had any significant delays this morning, spokesman Marc Maligari said at 7:30 a.m. You can check train status on Amtrak's home page. (The site also lists historical on-time performance for its lines.) -- Matt Zapotosky Metro Resources: Riding the System | Trip Planner | Map | Post Coverage...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More MARC Changes North of Baltimore

Add northbound train 506 to the list of northbound MARC trains starting in Washington that will end at Baltimore. (Others were discussed in an earlier post.) Northbound service will be supplied by Amtrak train 172....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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VRE Update: Fredericksburg Clear, Manassas Line Delays

Early morning delays on the VRE's Fredericksburg line have been cleared and those trains are now running on time. Inbound train 332 on the Manassas line, however -- departing Broad Run at 7:50 am -- may be delayed up to 20 minutes. -- Michael Birnbaum...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 7:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Light Traffic Reported in Charles County

Police in Charles County haven't seen many crashes early this morning, according to Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff's Office, with most drivers seemingly staying home. "There aren't many people on the roads this morning," wrote Richardson in an e-mail, "and therefore very few traffic problems. "The timing of the storm and the warnings that came along with it really afforded people a chance to prepare -- unlike the last storm that hit unexpectedly during rush hour." During the last big snow storm this year, police in Charles responded to more than 100 weather-related traffic calls, including seven involving school buses. This time, school officials canceled the night before. You can report area traffic and weather issues and problems to us via e-mail. -- Matt Zapotosky Road Essentials:  Incident Map  |  Traffic Cams   |   Key Routes...

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 7:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Watch Live Video This Morning

We are streaming live coverage of weather, traffic and more from NewsChannel 8 online now at washingtonpost.com/postlive1....

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 7:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snow Still Likely to Slow Morning Commute

7 a.m. update: Driving The snowfall so far is lighter than we had anticipated, but still enough to significantly slow the morning commute for many drivers and it's likely to keep on falling for a few more hours. Greatest impact on commuters routes will be east of I-95. Drivers from Southern Maryland and Anne Arundel will find the snow gets lighter as they approach the Capital Beltway. Check our Traffic page for incident reports and camera views. Those cameras show that the interstates are in pretty good shape, though we're not looking at black pavement. Other main roads, such as Route 29 in both Maryland and Virginia, have heavier amounts of snow and slush on them. Visibility is poor. Virginia State Police said highways were very slow, according to staff writer Michael Birnbaum. There were lots of fender-benders on the Beltway, I-66, the Dulles Toll Road and I-95. Staff writer...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 2, 2009; 4:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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D.C. Lifts Snow Emergency; Storm Still Coming

9:30 p.m. Update: D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty tonight lifted the snow emergency he had imposed on the city this afternoon, because the storm has not delivered the evening snow that forecasts originally suggested. Accumulating snow is still forecast for early Monday, and the morning commute is likely to be messy. Several school systems have announced they will be closed. The storm's aftermath could affect afternoon commuting as well as the temperature stays cold. The National Weather Service is warning that the storm, which is approaching from the south, could bring several inches of snow to the I-95 corridor overnight, with the heaviest accumulations to the east of the interstate. See the Capital Weather Gang report. The Gang has reduced its projected accumulations west of I-95. The entire region is in for at least a few inches of snow, according to the forecast, and road crews in all the jurisdictions made...

By Robert Thomson  |  March 1, 2009; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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