Commuter Alert: Traffic Lights Out Along Mall
8:30 p.m.: Most of the dark traffic lights that shut down the evening commute in central Washington have been restored, but two are still out. They are at 15th Street and Jefferson Drive SW and 14th and Maine SW.
The District Department of Transportation says it set up portable generators to power the others at intersections on the north side of the Mall that were affected by the power outage this afternoon.
DDOT said that Pepco is working on the power problem. Meanwhile, DDOT traffic control officers were working with D.C. and park police at the congested intersections. Traffic is still heavy in the area and it's best to avoid the zone if at all possible.
Commuters bound from downtown Washington to Virginia were having a ghastly ride after the signal lights went out in the late afternoon. The power problem led to delays heading toward the 14th Street, Memorial and Roosevelt bridges. And drivers jammed up other streets as they tried to work around the problem. Plus, it's cherry blossom time and there were tourists all over the Mall and Tidal Basin area.
Here's a map of the area.
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