All northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway are closed between Greenbelt Road and Powder Mill Road in Prince George's County after a major police chase just before 3p.m. this afternoon, potentially causing complications for those returning from holiday getaways. A person attempting to elude police in an allegedly stolen truck hit multiple vehicles on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway before the truck overturned just south of Powder Mill Road in Laurel., and the driver--who was also accused of assault--fled on foot.
Here's a look at the headaches faced by commuters as they try to get away for the weekend
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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The arrival of Memorial Day Weekend means the arrival of traffic, traffic and more traffic.
May 28, 2010; 12:30 PM ET |
Categories: Advisories , Chesapeak Bay Bridge , Commuting , Congestion , Driving , Getaway | Tags: Memorial Day travel
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Like many of the transportation officials and advocates who attended the Wednesday morning groundbreaking for the HOT lanes operations center, John B. Townsend II of AAA Mid-Atlantic was late. Everybody got stuck in the traffic jam caused by a serious accident on I-395. Townsend, who was there to raise awareness for the Orange Cones. No Phones campaign against distracted driving, used the personal experience to make a point.
For travelers in the D.C. area who are planning their vacation getaways into or through Virginia, I have some advice from the Virginia Department of Transportation.These include tips for traveling during the Memorial Day weekend, as well as the summer.
Many travelers and many transportation experts offer tips on safe and relatively painless trips during the Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. It's striking that they almost always cite this advice: Picking your route is only part of the job. Picking the time you travel is at least as important.