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High winds could slow evening commute

The wind is really kicking up this afternoon, and we're going to get very high gusts. Two-way traffic operations have been suspended on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, as they routinely are under these conditions.

The Maryland Transportation Authority, which operates the span, says sustained wind speeds are greater than 30 mph this afternoon. Travel delays are likely, because suspension of two-way operations on one of the two spans limits traffic in the rush-hour direction.

The Capital Weather Gang says a wind advisory will be in effect till 1 a.m. With the rain soaking the soil, the high winds could bring down some trees. so be extra careful on your homeward trips this evening.

Dulles Toll Road
A small stretch of the right lane on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) at Wiehle Avenue is temporarily closed while construction crews working on the Metrorail extension deal with water flow problems created by the heavy rain. The lane closing is likely to continue into rush hour.

By Robert Thomson  |  December 9, 2009; 3:58 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Congestion , Weather  | Tags: Bay Bridge, Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Toll Road  
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