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A native to the Washington, D.C. area, Dave Dildine is no stranger to the
complex traffic and weather patterns associated with the region.
Before joining WTOP as a full-time traffic reporter, Dave was a weather research
analyst for a private company in Austin, Texas. He also organized storm chasing
tours with a company based in Oklahoma City.
Having chased tornadoes for over a decade, Dave has logged countless miles on the
highways and rural farm roads of the Great Plains.
Dave joined WTOP in 2010 as the station prepared to launch its own in-house
traffic service. In addition to reporting on the 8s, Dave has covered breaking
weather stories for WTOP. He flew with the Hurricane Hunters into the eye of
Hurricane Irene three days before the storm lashed Mid-Atlantic coast in August
He also reported live as the 2012 Derecho tore through downtown D.C. with 70
When he's not in the traffic center, Dave enjoys running, playing tennis and
photography. He currently lives in Arlington, Va.
If you see more than he says, call Dave on the WTOP Traffic hotline at 202-895-5048 or email him at email@example.com.
Two of the region's biggest road improvement projects also produce some of the region's worst congestion.
Monday - 07/08/2013, 05:25am EDT
What to expect on the roads and rails around Washington, D.C., this holiday weekend.
Thursday - 07/04/2013, 05:31pm EDT
The usual summer traffic patterns will slow weekend drivers down for the next several months, and routine track work will delay all five Metrorail lines. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.
Friday - 06/28/2013, 02:21pm EDT
Summer weekend traffic patterns will be in place for the next several months as most schools have let out for vacation.
Saturday - 06/22/2013, 03:09am EDT
What may seem like a nuisance to you might be a part of an efficient larger pattern.
Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 03:36am EDT
Track work and maintenance along the Red Line will bring significant delays for riders. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.
Saturday - 06/15/2013, 12:43am EDT
The National Weather Service is surveying a portion
of Howard County Tuesday where a suspected tornado is thought to have touched down
during the previous day's storms.
Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 12:18pm EDT
Weekend work zones and events may slow drivers on some routes around town. Travel conditions will be improving on Saturday as the WTOP Weather Center expects the heaviest downpours will have lifted into the New England and out to sea.
Sunday - 06/09/2013, 12:17pm EDT
This week in Weekend Wakeup, we've got tips to help your car beat the heat and to avoid localized delays in communities across the region.
Saturday - 06/01/2013, 01:54pm EDT
With pictures of the Oklahoma tornado devastation near Oklahoma City still coming in, some wonder what they would do if a tornado hit while they were behind the wheel.
Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:06am EDT
Construction along Interstate 95, bridge work, more track work and several area university commencement ceremonies will delay travelers this weekend. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.
Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:49pm EDT
Mom's house, prom night and a commencement at Howard University will be among this weekend's top travel destinations.
Saturday - 05/11/2013, 06:27am EDT
Track work will cause delays on four Metro lines this weekend. Plus expect detours on I-66 over the Potomac and delays in Fauquier County. Express Lanes construction will shut down the HOV lanes on both Interstate 95 and 395. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.
Friday - 05/03/2013, 03:38pm EDT
WTOP has assembled a list of some of the strangest road names in the Washington area. Many of these abnormally named arteries are even major commuting routes.
Thursday - 04/25/2013, 06:39am EDT
It's a major commuting route from Maryland to
D.C., but it's also one of the most
accident-prone paths into the city.
Friday - 03/29/2013, 06:52am EDT
Travel by train, bus and car will be difficult in Washington this weekend as the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon will block a number of streets throughout the city on Saturday.
Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:14pm EDT
It's time to spring ahead! Sunday morning's time change means you'll lose an hour of sleep an hour of Metro service. Plus expect more cars on the area's highways as spring traffic ramps up. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.
Friday - 03/08/2013, 05:48pm EST
Meteorological winter runs from December through
the end of February, but snow does fall in March
around D.C. Find out how often.
Monday - 03/04/2013, 04:25am EST
Four Orange Line Metro stations will close this
weekend to tie in the new Silver Line rails. And
spotty construction is planned on the area's
roads this weekend if the rain stays away.
Sunday - 02/24/2013, 12:19am EST
Presidents Day will bring schedule changes on
Metrorail and Metro buses, as well as two-way
traffic on some roads that are typically only
inbound in the morning.
Monday - 02/18/2013, 03:50am EST