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An airplane flies over Rosslyn (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

I-66 Change Takes Effect Today — “Starting Monday, Dec. 5, vehicles on I-66 in Northern Virginia will need three or more occupants to qualify as a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV). This change from HOV-2+ to HOV-3+ applies across the entire I-66 corridor in Northern Virginia from Haymarket to the D.C. line, and is in line with regional policy and goals to reduce vehicle miles traveled and comply with federal Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990.” [Press Release]

Weight Restrictions Lifted on TR Bridge — “The Theodore Roosevelt Bridge reopened to all traffic Wednesday as the District lifted weight restrictions that had been in place since mid-February. The shift marks the completion of nearly 10 months of emergency closures and repairs at the span that carries Interstate 66 over the Potomac River. In February, the District Department of Transportation abruptly closed part of it to traffic after an inspection found steel support beams had continued to deteriorate.” [Washington Post]

Local Schools in Choir CompetitionUpdated at 11:10 a.m. — Washington-Liberty and Yorktown high school choirs are among the contestants for WASH-FM’s 2022 Christmas Choir Competition. Online voting ends tomorrow. [WASH-FM]

Abandoned Road to Be Removed from Books — “American troops were headed to Vietnam the last time anybody actually drove a car over what is now known as ‘original North Quincy Street’ across from the eastern edge of the Washington-Liberty High School campus. But until now, nobody has seen fit to formally declare that the abandoned roadway actually isn’t a roadway, but rather has been reclaimed by grass with some aging asphalt still holding off the advance of time. Arlington County Board members are slated to tidy up the records later this month.” [Sun Gazette]

Video: Shoulder Driver Pulled Over — From Dave Statter: “Where’s a cop when you need one? Sometimes they’re 3 cars ahead of you in the same traffic jam when you decide to ride the shoulder. Just before 6pm on backed up I-395N.” [Twitter]

GOP Hopes for Campaign Momentum — “Karina Lipsman, the Republican nominee in the 8th District, said the campaign was something the local GOP could use to build on in the future. ‘We’ve created an infrastructure – we’ve built so much momentum,’ Lipsman said at the Nov. 29 Arlington County Republican Committee’s volunteer-appreciation awards dinner… Lipsman garnered 25 percent of the vote in the Nov. 8 election” [Sun Gazette]

It’s Monday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 49 and low of 31. Sunrise at 7:13 am and sunset at 4:48 pm. []

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