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How the weather is impacting this morning's commute

[This post will be updated as necessary, so check back throughout the morning.]

9 A.M. UPDATE: Still clear, though some teensy pieces of hail are falling in Northwest D.C. So if you're walking to and from your car, a Metro station, whatever, be aware.

8 A.M. UPDATE: The major roadways in D.C., Maryland and Virginia remain pretty clear. Remember that the roads are still wet from overnight rain, so you should obviously drive with caution. But no major delays anywhere.

7 A.M. UPDATE: Well, that didn't turn out as expected. Instead of rain, sleet, snow and other assorted nastiness, it's just wet out there. How boring. The roadways in D.C., Maryland and Virginia seem fine, with the usual amounts of traffic (except for D.C., with the water main break-related road closures).

6:25 A.M. UPDATE: A survey of the traffic cameras around the area showed that traffic didn't seem to be impacted. The roads appear to be showing regular traffic patterns.

5:45 A.M. POST: The weather forecast going into this morning's rush hour seemed pretty uncertain -- would there be snow, sleet or rain? Some combination thereof? Let's check out how it's impacting, or might impact, drivers and commuters this morning.

As of 5:10 a.m., the Capital Weather Gang said the roads were just wet, while there remained a chance for snow and sleet. But for now, " icing on roadways is not a concern for the time being," they wrote.

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D.C. ROADS
No weather-related road closures or incidents, as of 6 a.m.

METRO
Metrorail was expected to operate very close to, if not on, normal service. The buses were seeing possible delays if icing was a problem. As of 5:45 a.m., neither rail nor bus is seeing any delays.

MARC
Full service is being operated on the three MARC lines today, the Maryland Transit Administration reported earlier this morning.

MARYLAND LOCAL BUSES
Due to ice and water main breaks, there are some detours in place, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (at 5 a.m.):

No. 1 Bus Line northbound - regular route to Fort Avenue & Hanover Street then, right on Hanover Street; right on Montgomery Street; left on Charles Street, then back to regular route.
Nos. 16, and 64 Bus Lines - bypassing 10th Street & Church Street, staying on Patapsco Avenue.

MARYLAND COMMUTER BUSES
Running on schedule.

MARYLAND LIGHT RAIL
There is one issue, the Maryland Transit Administration reported at 5 a.m. The BWI Business Park southbound stop is out of service. There is single tracking to BWI Marshall Airport; travelers must use the northbound track to travel into BWI Marshall Airport. 7:10 A.M. UPDATE: Scratch that. Operating on schedule.

RIDE ON
No delays reported this morning.

MARYLAND ROADS
No weather-related delays or incidents, as of 6 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

VIRGINIA ROADS
No weather-related delays or closures as of 6 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Icing remained a possibility on roads in counties further afield; west of Gainesville, specifically.

FAIRFAX CONNECTOR
No delays this morning.

VRE
No delays this morning.

Road Essentials: Incident Map | Traffic Cams | Key Routes

By Mark Berman  |  January 22, 2010; 5:45 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion , Weather  
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