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Montgomery County commuters: Share your traffic light issues and advice

As Montgomery County officials try to fix the mess of traffic lights that is causing confusion and chaos for commuters, we're asking for your help. What intersections are creating the biggest back-ups? Have any advice for fellow travelers on side streets or alternate routes that are functioning properly? Extra points if you have a stopwatch and can time the lights that are creating gridlock.

Share your advice, observations and notes below or, if you have Twitter, use a #gridlocktip tag in your tweet. (See #gridlocktips on Twitter).

By editors  |  November 5, 2009; 4:14 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting , Congestion , Driving  | Tags: Montgomery County  
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I left work at 3 PM to beat the rush hour problems, I live 5 miles away, just got home now... took about 2 hours.

It literally took me a full hour to go 2 lights on Rockville Pike.

People out there are going crazy, running lights, honking, blocking intersections. There were three people in a fist fight in front of White Flint because one person was blocking the intersection.

It is chaos out there, I cannot believe MoCo, with all their money can let this happen and then be so bold to tell us this will not be fixed until next week.

We the people need to mobilize and get these people out of office. The same thing we did with that evil overlord George Bush. We need our own savior for MoCo, our own Obama. Hope and change!

Posted by: LoJankFilDee19338333 | November 5, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure what Bush and Obama have to do with Montgomery County's traffic, but I feel compelled to ask who exactly voted Bush out of office? He was term-limited by the 22d Amendment. I guess facts are irrelevant in the world of the truly partisan lunatics.

Posted by: 1995hoo | November 5, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

I stayed late at work this evening because the traffic was so horrible, I couldn't get out of my office building parking lot. Just totally ridiculous that Montgomery County would not have a backup system in place in the event the main traffic system failed. No excuse!

Posted by: Shadow7705 | November 5, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Most jurisdictions do not have a system to backup. Life goes on.

Posted by: jbgroup1 | November 6, 2009 11:21 PM | Report abuse

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