Memorial Day traffic roundup
Here's a look at the headaches faced by commuters as they try to get away for the weekend:
4:45 P.M. UPDATE:
-- An accident on I-95 South shortly after the Springfield Interchange is blocking the center lane, so expect delays to build up around the Interchange.
-- There's also a disabled vehicle on I-95 South after Occoquan, and it's blocking the right lane.
-- The traffic is still moving well on U.S. 50 East at the Bay Bridge. There's a bit of buildup at the toll plaza, but that's it.
-- Traffic is incredibly sluggish on the Beltway near College Park.
-- On I-95 North between College Park and Baltimore, there's pretty heavy traffic.
-- The Outer Loop is incredibly slow near the American Legion Bridge.
3:55 P.M. UPDATE:
-- U.S. 50 East at the Bay Bridge is eerily quiet right now.
-- I-66 West is still sluggish after the Beltway.
-- I-495 North is hugely backed up at the American Legion Bridge.
-- I-95 South is still very slow at Dumfries Road, but the exit ramp is no longer blocked.
-- I-95 North is a bit sluggish between the Beltway and Baltimore.
-- The Beltway is also moving sluggishly south of U.S. 50.
3:10 P.M. UPDATE:
-- On I-95 South at Dumfries Road, the south exit ramp is now blocked by an accident. Traffic is snarled in Dumfries, but clears up shortly thereafter.
-- The Beltway is a parking lot near College Park -- both loops are just crawling. It's not so congested to the east of that area (as you get closer to New Hampshire Avenue) and it's also better down by U.S. 50.
-- Things are still clear in the area of the Bay Bridge.
2:40 P.M. UPDATE:
-- Things are still moving in the area of the Bay Bridge.
-- Things are not, however, going well on the Beltway in Maryland. Both directions are slowed to a crawl on the northeast stretch of both loops.
2:30 P.M. UPDATE:
-- I-95 Southbound remains bad around Triangle and is pretty sluggish south of that as well.
-- An accident on I-95 South at Dumfries Road is blocking the right lane and right shoulder, which should further slow traffic.
-- I-66 West also remains slow.
2 P.M. UPDATE:
-- It's much the same on and around the Bay Bridge. It slows as you are heading eastbound on U.S. 50, after the bridge it moves again.
-- I-95 South remains jammed heading to Triangle.
-- I-66 West is also slowed outside of the Beltway, for people heading in that direction. 1:30 P.M. UPDATE:
-- Traffic on U.S. 50 Eastbound at the Bay Bridge is much the same, according to traffic cameras. Things get a bit slow just west of the bridge, but they are moving fluidly on the other side of the bridge.
-- U.S. 50 doesn't appear too bad just outside of Annapolis.
-- There are still bad backups on I-95 South near Triangle. Things get bad just south of Woodbridge.
-- I-95 North appears to be moving pretty fluidly to the north of the Beltway and north of Baltimore, too.
-- On the Beltway in Alexandria (I-95 North at Telegraph Road), traffic is badly backed up, so that will slow you in that stretch.
-- I-95 South is pretty congested just past Triangle. The backups are already several miles long, so if you're going southbound prepare for a long haul.
-- U.S. 50 Eastbound is pretty backed up at Sandy Point. On U.S. 50 to the east of the bride, things are actually moving fluidly. At least from the traffic cameras, things seem to build up right at the bridge.
May 28, 2010; 12:55 PM ET
Categories: Advisories , Chesapeak Bay Bridge , Commuting , Congestion , Getaway | Tags: Bay Bridge, I-95 South, U.S. 50
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