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Get There Archive: Getaway

NB B-W Pkwy closed in Prince George's

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.

By Luke Rosiak  |  May 31, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Congestion , Driving , Getaway , Safety  
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Memorial Day traffic roundup

Here's a look at the headaches faced by commuters as they try to get away for the weekend

By Mark Berman  |  May 28, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Advisories , Chesapeak Bay Bridge , Commuting , Congestion , Getaway  | Tags: Bay Bridge, I-95 South, U.S. 50  
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Memorial Day getaway traffic

The arrival of Memorial Day Weekend means the arrival of traffic, traffic and more traffic.

By Mark Berman  |  May 28, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Advisories , Chesapeak Bay Bridge , Commuting , Congestion , Driving , Getaway  | Tags: Memorial Day travel  
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Summer driving tips

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.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Driving , Getaway , distracted driving , highways , holiday travel  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, travel tips  
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Summer travel tips, southbound

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.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Driving , Getaway , highways , holiday travel  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, travel tips  
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Tips on timing getaways

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.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Driving , Getaway , holiday travel  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Planning summer getaway routes, Robert Thomson , May 27, 2010
Holiday halts highway work , Washington Post Editors , May 25, 2010
Planning summer getaways, Robert Thomson , May 24, 2010
Pedestrian killed near Lewes, Del., Michael Bolden , May 7, 2010
Bay Bridge backups expected, Washington Post Editors , May 6, 2010
Getting there by air may cost more, Michael Bolden , April 13, 2010
Dillinger's car on display at BWI, Michael Bolden , April 8, 2010
Free WiFi for D.C.-Boston Acela trains , Washington Post editors , March 1, 2010
Travel forecast iffy for New Year's Eve, Robert Thomson , December 30, 2009
Virginia holiday traffic deaths rise, Michael Bolden , December 29, 2009
Metro adding midday getaway service, Robert Thomson , December 24, 2009
The weekend and beyond (holiday edition), Robert Thomson , December 24, 2009
Gas Is Available on I-95 in Maryland, Ashley Halsey , December 23, 2009
Take Metrobus to BWI and Dulles, Michael Bolden , December 23, 2009
VDOT to suspend lane restrictions for the holidays, Michael Bolden , December 22, 2009
BWI opens a second runway, Robert Pierre , December 20, 2009
Metro adding airport buses for holiday getaway, Robert Thomson , December 18, 2009
Getaway planning gets complicated, Robert Thomson , December 18, 2009
Delaware seat belt crackdown leads to 800 citations , Michael Bolden , December 8, 2009
Planning your return trip to Washington , Mark Berman , November 28, 2009
Cloud cover causing airport delays in Northeast, Michael Bolden , November 25, 2009
Getaway alert: congestion at Bay Bridge, Robert Thomson , November 25, 2009
Weather delays affect some airports in the East, Michael Bolden , November 25, 2009
Washington airports prepare for afternoon rush, Michael Bolden , November 25, 2009
Airports report smooth morning, Michael Bolden , November 25, 2009
How to survive getaway day, Robert Thomson , November 25, 2009
Getaway: crossing Delaware for Thanksgiving, Robert Thomson , November 24, 2009
John Townsend of AAA to offer getaway advice, Robert Thomson , November 24, 2009
Getaway: more Metrobuses to the airports, Robert Thomson , November 24, 2009
Getaway: reaching the winter beach, Robert Thomson , November 24, 2009
Getaway: traveling west of Washington, Robert Thomson , November 24, 2009
The holiday getaway spreads out, Robert Thomson , November 24, 2009
Getaway routes: avoiding Delaware's toll, Robert Thomson , November 23, 2009
Thinking of Thanksgiving traffic, Robert Thomson , November 23, 2009
Today's read: a holiday driving prediction, Robert Thomson , November 19, 2009
Join discussion on getaway routes, Robert Thomson , November 17, 2009
Talking Thanksgiving travel, 2009 edition, Robert Thomson , November 3, 2009
Early Morning Chase Leads To Beltway Closure, Mark Berman , October 14, 2009
Getaway: Leave Early For Eastern Shore, Robert Thomson , September 24, 2009
Heavy Weekend Traffic Likely at Bay Bridge, Robert Thomson , September 23, 2009
Before the Summer Travel Memories Fade . . ., Robert Thomson , September 8, 2009
Accident On Bay Bridge Eastbound, Mark Berman , September 4, 2009
Accident on I-95 Northbound Causing Delays, Mark Berman , September 4, 2009
Accident on Bay Bridge Slows Eastbound Traffic, Mark Berman , September 4, 2009
The Trek to the Beach Begins, Ashley Halsey , September 4, 2009
Clear Sailing South and West, Ashley Halsey , September 4, 2009
Beach Points Bulletin: No Traffic Now, Ashley Halsey , September 4, 2009
Live Q&A, Friday at Noon: Holiday Weekend Travel, Mike McPhate , September 2, 2009
Traffic Alert: Bay Bridge Delays, Ashley Halsey , August 28, 2009
Tips For Your July 4 Weekend Getaway, Robert Thomson , July 1, 2009
Marylanders Find E-ZPass Not So Easy, Robert Thomson , June 30, 2009
The Week Ahead in Traffic, Transit, Robert Thomson , June 29, 2009
Quieter Roadways but Bus Crash Remains, Michael Birnbaum , May 22, 2009
More on the bus crash on I-66 W, Michael Birnbaum , May 22, 2009
No Winning on I-66 Westbound, Michael Birnbaum , May 22, 2009
Beltway and Route 50 Traffic in Maryland, Mark Berman , May 22, 2009
Bay Bridge Delays Eastbound Near Toll, Mark Berman , May 22, 2009
I-95 Southbound Still Moving Slowly, Mark Berman , May 22, 2009
Route 50 in Maryland seeing more traffic, Mark Berman , May 22, 2009
Accident on I-95 Southbound near Quantico, Mark Berman , May 22, 2009
Make a Clean Getaway This Weekend, Mike McPhate , May 21, 2009
Delaware Considering I-95 Toll Plaza Improvement, Robert Thomson , February 11, 2009
Advice for Holiday Driving, Robert Thomson , December 23, 2008
Drive Carefully on a Wet, Foggy Getaway Day, Robert Thomson , December 19, 2008
It's Getaway Day, Robert Thomson , November 26, 2008
The Holiday Getaway Through Maryland, Robert Thomson , November 25, 2008
Avoid Holiday Congestion This Week, Robert Thomson , November 24, 2008
Plan Now for Holidays, Robert Thomson , November 10, 2008
Gasing Up for the Holidays?, Robert Thomson , November 10, 2008
Planning Holiday Travels, Robert Thomson , December 19, 2007
Easier Return After Thanksgiving, Robert Thomson , November 26, 2007
Metro Adding Holiday Service, Robert Thomson , November 19, 2007
Planning Holiday Travel, Robert Thomson , November 5, 2007
Reaching the Beach By Rail?, Robert Thomson , August 21, 2007
In Search of Vacation Routes, Robert Thomson , June 25, 2007
Holiday Weekend Travel Tips, Robert Thomson , May 25, 2007
Driving Around and Driving Away, Robert Thomson , May 1, 2007
Last-Minute Advice on Getaway, Robert Thomson , December 22, 2006
Thanksgiving Travel Advisory, Robert Thomson , November 15, 2006
Advice on a Southern Getaway, Robert Thomson , November 14, 2006
How Long to OC?, Robert Thomson , August 16, 2006
Bay Bridge Traffic, Washington Post Editors , July 10, 2006
Lots of Cars, Not Too Many Delays, Washington Post Editors , May 26, 2006
Here Comes the Rain, Washington Post Editors , May 26, 2006
Not So Bad, Washington Post Editors , May 26, 2006
Traffic Gets Worse, Washington Post Editors , May 26, 2006
Getaway Day, Washington Post Editors , May 12, 2006
 
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