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TRAFFIC ALERT — Very Heavy Traffic on NB I-395

by ARLnow.com August 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm 2,427 8 Comments

Update at 6:00 p.m. — Traffic has largely cleared out on I-395.

Earlier: Traffic is moving at a crawl on northbound I-395, from Alexandria to the 14th Street Bridge.

Commuters heading from Virginia to the District following today’s earthquake have jammed the highway, causing major delays. The southbound GW Parkway is also reported to be slow heading toward interchange with I-395.

Traffic is relatively light on Route 50, I-66 and Columbia Pike as of 5:10 p.m.

  • BerryBerryCold

    So…who’s bright idea was it to close the Federal government early?

    • BerryBerryCold

      that should be whose*

  • Aaron

    It’s unusual for 395NB to be that heavy, that far back. I wonder if this is related to Mark Center?

    Usually the delays over the bridge start at Wash Blvd., today in Alexandria. Concidence?

  • Aaron

    also just a heads up, Fox DC reports just now that all HOV restrictions in Virginia have been lifted today

  • Rick

    Whats the opposite of exodus?

    • Sam

      “Whats the opposite of exodus?”

      endodus?

  • Mickey

    Just remember BRAC lovers, the Mark Building could have been located ANYPLACE in the USA, just like all of the other “consolidations”. Nope, we concentrated our efforts to places with NO metro and limited buses available…..and not enough parking and no improvements to the roads surrounding the new facilities. An elementary school student could have done better planning. I can’t believe we PAY for this! If it was politics, keep in Virginia for example, only move to Winchester or Roanoke, etc.

  • JimPB

    A bit of a repeat of 9-11 traffic jams across the region (great targets for terrorists) and snowmageddon traffic snarls with hundreds upon hundreds of cars eventually abandoned in the snow deluge. The need for the lesson keeps get repeated, each time with a high tuition cost: Plan for handling vehicular traffic and mass transit passengers effectively in emergencies.

    And: Close the cover and put away your call phone and any plan to use that phone in a regional emergency — the phone lines will be jammed. Think of alternatives: smoke signals perhaps? or perhaps signaling by using heavy pounding of the earth, sending out vibrations (Gallaudet uses a variation at football games)?

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