Advice on getting around: Don't even try
Don't you be going anywhere today. The Postal Service isn't, and you know what it takes to get them off the roads.
All the highway departments have the same advice on Saturday morning: Stay off the roads and let the plows do their jobs. They haven't gotten ahead of this thing yet.
The Virginia Department of Transportation advises that interstates and other major highways are snow packed but passable for four-wheel-drive vehicles using extreme caution. More than 1,800 snowplows and spreader trucks worked through the night to keep emergency routes passable.
VDOT urges drivers to stay off the road throughout the weekend. Extreme conditions of up to 30 inches of heavy, wet snow and wind gusts up to 30 mph will cause snow to drift, limit visibility and make driving increasingly hazardous.
But who cares what the interstates look like? You can't get out of your neighborhood. Even if you've got a four-wheel drive and can get to the end of the block, there may be a downed tree up ahead before you reach a plowed road.
The Maryland State Highway Administration reports: There are many disabled vehicles on I-95 and other interstates as motorists venture out. The storm isn't over. Please stay home and let the plows do their job.
The District Department of Transportation also wants you close to home. If you're out shoveling, knock some snow off the reachable branches too. Help save our trees, and keep them from blocking the streets.
- Metrorail is operating at the underground stations only on Saturday.
- Metrobus is not operating.
- MetroAccess is not operating.
Here's where you'll find rail service:
- Yellow Line - Pentagon to Crystal City
- Red Line - Medical Center to Union Station and Glenmont to Forest Glen
- Orange Line - Ballston to Stadium-Armory
- Green Line - Fort Totten to Congress Heights
- Blue Line - Ballston to Stadium-Armory
The bus systems across the region are shut down on Saturday.
February 6, 2010; 9:25 AM ET
Categories: Advisories , Driving , Metro , Weather , transit | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, snowstorm, tips for travelers
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