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Traffic Grows Thick as Roads Get Slick

by ARLnow.com January 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm 2,033 13 Comments

Highways leading out of the District of Columbia are thick with traffic as a steady rain starts to change over to a slippery mix of sleet and snow.

Southbound I-395 and westbound I-66 are both jammed.

Meanwhile, police and firefighters are on the scene of a two-vehicle collision on northbound I-395 just before Shirlington.

Update at 3:55 p.m. — Heavy congestion reported on Washington Boulevard from Clarendon to I-395.

Update at 4:15 p.m. — Firefighters are on the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Columbia Pike at South Frederick Street.

Update at 4:25 p.m. — Roads are quickly becoming snow-covered. Reports are coming in of cars becoming stuck on hills.

Update at 5:15 p.m. — We’re now providing snow and traffic updates on a new post.

  • charlie

    bless telecommuting.

  • charlie

    i also like looking out west to see what is coming…
    I-81 in Harrisonburg looks, um, bad.

  • Rover

    Lots of snow here in Courthouse

  • Rover

    They (the government) should just close this city for the rest of the week.

  • CrystalMikey

    So glad I only work a block or so from my apt. 😀

  • OX4

    Subways rock.

  • Westover

    Where did the plows and salt trucks go that were supposed to be out!?!?!? Glebe, Washington and Wilson are a mess!!!! I thing this mornings press release was a farce!

    • Jake55

      Where are the salt trucks and plows?

      Barbara Donnellan, Count Manager, hello?

      Unlike a Mayor, you can be fired at anytime. Don’t drop the ball.

  • arlcyclist

    Coming down in Fairlington…

    I can see Alexandria from my house!

  • ph

    Columbia Pike is a mess!

    • Arlingtonian2

      +1 Nothing plowed!

    • Dan

      “Columbia Pike is a mess!”

      …..but it is being revitalized !!

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