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Posted at 12:35 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Your #disastercommute stories

By Terri Rupar

Sometimes you can get a little jealous when you're working long after everyone else is headed home. Not tonight. We got tons of reports of disastrously long commutes and shared some of them here. We also asked for some stories with #disastercommute. Check out some early (late?) responses.

Your #disastercommute stories:

Snow, ice, sleet ... oh my? Tell us what slowed your Wednesday evening trip home -- and then view this map, where we've plotted some of the stories.

@washingtonpost My boyfriend is STILL driving home to Arlington from Reston. He'll be home just in time to leave tomorrow. #disastercommuteless than a minute ago via HootSuite

@WashingtonPost: Tysons Corner to Kingstowne in 2.5 hrs. Crazy part was side roads were much better than Beltway. #disastercommuteless than a minute ago via web


15 miles work to home in 7 hours = one #disastercommute. Friend driving behind me giving me a granola bar and phone charger = priceless.less than a minute ago via web


@washingtonpost oh, I was so hoping ud ask. 7+ hrs Bethesda-Alex. Left rite after 4 (bldg shut down at 3, we got out asap) #disastercommuteless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

#disastercommute Colleen Staton: on hour 9, I'm pregnant and STARVING. Thanks, #fairfaxcountyless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Also:
The Capital Weather Gang is warning of possible refreezing overnight.
Get the latest on roads, buses and airports from Dr. Gridlock.
Share your photos here and check out Post photographers' work here.

And check out a quick video from The Post's Alexandra Garcia of I-66 Westbound at Lynn Street at 11 p.m.

By Terri Rupar  | January 27, 2011; 12:35 AM ET
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Comments

Metro is outrageously stupid and complete waste of money. At PENTAGON there were only a handful of employees and nobody knew anything. I overheard 2 employees talking about wheter or not they should make another trip when there were 30 of us standing at the stop at 9 P.M and waiting for 16A. The bus was about to leave the PENTAGON empty, when suddenly they decided to make one last trip and take us on board. It took the bus 2 hours to reach Columbia Pike and Carlyn Springs, because there were 4 other Metro buses stuck accross the Columbia Pike road. Ridiculous. None of those four buses had better tires or chains and there were gone out of service and hampering the other buses from passing by. Shame on you Metro. You should've learned by now that it snows sometimes in january and be prepared with tires and everything else. You guys are useless piece of crap... 100 times shame on you.

Posted by: Batko | January 27, 2011 1:48 AM | Report abuse

Everyone at the MD highway department should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. The disaster that was RT 29 last night was far more than an inconvenience, it was dangerous. When dozens of Metro buses and as many cars were stuck, spinning wheels on 3+" of ice, some of us got out and pushed cars up the hills just to get things moving. Then the power lines started to fall nearly hitting us. When I called 311 to get some help I was told that the plows were stuck too and that if anyone got electrocuted to call 911. In 3 hours of pushing and digging and dodging wires I never saw a single plow or police officer. So my question is: what happened to our "public service"?

Posted by: jphelan40 | January 27, 2011 9:27 AM | Report abuse

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