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The weekend and beyond


When it snows ...

Our first snow of the season spread across the Washington region Saturday. Check out Dr. Gridlock's recent feature on what local jurisdictions are prepared to do when snow starts to fly. Here's a prescription for traveling through the white stuff. Check out what the airports have planned here. You can share your thoughts on navigating in the snow in our transportation discussion forum, Taken for a Ride.

Metrorail
Metro plans to trim leaves and weeds and perform track, tunnel and bridge maintenance on weekends this December, so customers on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines should expect delays of at least 20 to 30 minutes.

Red Line:Trains will share one track between Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore stations from 8 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday. Metro warns that riders should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time.

Orange Line:Trains will share one track between Cheverly and Stadium-Armory stations from 9:30 p.m. on Friday to 10 a.m. on Sunday. Riders should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time.

Blue and Yellow lines:Trains will share one track between Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street stations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. During those periods, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate to Huntington Station. A Blue Line shuttle train will run between Franconia-Springfield and King Street stations.

Beltway traffic shift
Crews working as part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project expect to shift Beltway traffic from existing inner loop lanes to new ones just west of the Beltway bridge that passes over Cameron Run, then transition traffic onto the original Beltway lanes near the Eisenhower Connector. Starting after rush hour on Friday, be alert for ramp and lane closures in the area through Saturday night.

Sunday closing in Georgetown
One block of Wisconsin Avenue between M and N streets will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the Merriment in Georgetown holiday celebration. Traffic will be detoured around the area. The Circulator buses will operate on a modified route, and there will be no service on Wisconsin Avenue north of M Street.

HOT lanes work postponed
Because of the weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation postponed the weekend-long ramp closure at Braddock Road.

By Michael Bolden  |  December 4, 2009; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Metro , Weekend Work  | Tags: Orange Line, Red Line, Yellow Line  
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