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Interstates Crowded in Northern Virginia

VDOT is reporting heavy traffic on the Interstates in Northern Virginia.
I-495 near the Van Doran exit is particularly slow going, as is I-66 west from the Beltway to Route 50 as highway crews try to clear mountains of snow piled up on the shoulder. That work will stop at 3 p.m. to accommodate what's expected to be a very light rush hour. It will resume overnight.
The HOV lane on I-395 is closed, but VDOT said HOV lanews will be open and operating southbound on I-95.

By Ashley Halsey  |  December 21, 2009; 2:25 PM ET
Categories:  Congestion , Driving , Weather  
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If the mass snow removal on the Beltway was supposed to be picked up at 3:00 PM, someone forgot to tell the contractors still operating the front end loaders and dump trucks along the outer loop of the beltway around the Georgetown Pike STILL at 3:20 PM. These crews have been here since at least 8 AM this morning, and have not made much headway despite supposedly working all day.

It seems that the hard work that was done over the weekend to get the roads to exceptionally good condition before this morning has reverted back to the typical slow and sloppy work that we typically expect from snow removal crews today.

Posted by: Russtinator | December 21, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

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