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Ride home a challenge for some

The commutes over the last few days have been difficult at best. Here are some of the areas we're watching this afternoon:

4:55 p.m. Update: Georgia Avenue southbound at Aspen Hill Road: An accident blocks the right lane.

Connecticut Avenue northbound between East-West Highway and Jones Bridge Road: Snow blocks the right lane.

New York Avenue at Florida Avenue: Traffic signals working incorrectly.

3:50 p.m.: dcfireems just tweeted that the agency is assisting with the investigation of a suspicioous package in the 1300 block of I Street NW. Expect traffic delays in the area.

I-95 northbound after BW Parkway: object in the roadway.

Pennsylvania Avenue SE southbound after I-295: numerous potholes reported.

East Capitol Street eastbound at Kenilworth Avenue: Only one lane gets by while snow plows are operating.

The latest from Metro on limited bus service on some routes, which is all subject to change:

  • 52: Bypassing 12th Street and Maryland Avenue SW. Operating via Independence Avenue to 6th Street SW.
  • 6: Bypassing Hillcrest. Operating via Branch Avenue.
  • M4: Bypassing Military Road and 30th Place NW. Operating via Nebraska Avenue.
  • 8P,18S: Bypassing Oak Leather neighborhood. Operating via Burke Center Parkway, to Burke Lake Road to Shiplett Boulevard.
  • N8: Bypassing Glover Park. Continuing Cathedral Avenue to New Mexico Avenue NW.
  • E2,E4: Bypassing 30th Place NW. Continuing Connecticut Avenue.
  • V7,V9: Cutting back at L'Enfant Plaza.
  • F8: Bypassing Lebanon Street Service Roadway. Operating via University Boulevard to Merrimac Drive.
  • 17G,17H,17L,18R,2T,3T,9S,C12,E6,G8,U5,U6,U8: Snow emergency route service.
  • 16B,16J: Bypassing Culmore, operating via Glen Carlyn Drive.
  • P12: Bypassing Deal Drive.
  • G2: Route is cutting back at Wisconsin Avenue and Dumbarton Street NW.
  • D1,D2: Route is cutting back at 35th Street and Whitehaven Parkway NW.

By Michael Bolden  |  February 17, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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Yesterday it took buses on I St at Farragut West 20 minutes to go three blocks (about as far as I could see). I waited an hour for a 43. I can't imagine what it's like with a "suspicious package" further back. How about some sort of a megaphone system? Smoke signals? Morse code at stops? Not all of us have laptops or smartphones at the ready.

Posted by: busgirl1 | February 17, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Never mind that phony $100 million per day that O'Keefe always cites when there's a snow day. I'd like the cost in productivity in both the government and the private sector due to the lousy transit and transportation options in this area. It must be in the billions.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | February 17, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

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