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Headaches on the horizon

[ Airports; Amtrak cancellations; Capital Weather Gang; D.C. snow emergency; MARC and MTA; Metrorail and Metrobus; Plowing plans; Snow removal; VRE ]

The panda got out just in time. See the Capital Weather Gang's snow forecast.

Friday travel
If you're going into work, you should be able to get there fine. The question will be whether you can get back. Teleworking is ideal. Leaving work early is good. Having a plan is essential.

You've got enough to worry about. The snow forecast is going to postpone much of the roadwork that normally would occur Friday and through the weekend.

  • The Braddock Road/Beltway ramp work that was to begin Friday night and continue through the weekend has been rescheduled for the weekend of Feb. 12. In fact, the HOT lanes project on the western side of the Beltway in Virginia will not have any weekend lane closures if the current forecast holds.
  • The poor weather during this week once again postponed the reconfiguration of the ramps from eastbound I-66 to the Beltway's inner loop. That would have been going on Thursday night, but it's now been rescheduled for Feb. 9-11.
  • The weekend's planned shutdown of the Chain Bridge has been postponed again. It's now set for the two weekends after this one, weather permitting.

By Robert Thomson  |  February 4, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Construction , Driving , Metro , Weather , Weekend Work , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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Since DC public schools will be closing at noon, and a lot of the DC area work force will be leaving early, will DC adjust its traffic signals for "rush hour" like conditions in order to alleviate traffic congestion in snowy, blizzard conditions?

Posted by: ARPeak | February 4, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

doubtful. Also, I wouldn't expect rush hour lanes to be in effect either (Connecticut, 16th, Canal Road, etc). Really, if you are going to work tomorrow, you are going at your own risk. Telecommute or take liberal leave.

Posted by: thetan | February 5, 2010 12:42 AM | Report abuse

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