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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 877-222-
1035 or email him at email@example.com.
Downtown commuters should expect extra congestion Friday afternoon as the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting will close several roads around the White House.
Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:15pm EST
Drivers headed home from the long holiday weekend were plagued with major delays on Interstate 95 in Virginia on Sunday, due to a series of accidents in Prince William County.
Sunday - 12/01/2013, 06:27pm EST
If you're planning to hit the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday,
Mother Nature is not going to make it an easy ride. But you'll have plenty of
other people stuck in traffic with whom you can commiserate.
Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 03:05pm EST
As cold weather hits the area, many people are wondering just how
cold it will get and how much snow could be on the way. Sure, meteorologists may
help predict what's to come, but some folklore could point to what winter will
Saturday - 11/16/2013, 06:44am EST
Drivers coming into D.C. and Arlington should be prepared for widespread road closures as the Marine Corps Marathon gets underway Sunday.
Sunday - 10/27/2013, 08:12am EDT
Getting around downtown Annapolis will be very difficult this weekend, especially on Saturday.
Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:55pm EDT
Some weekend delays are possible, but expect few major disruptions.
Friday - 09/20/2013, 06:15pm EDT
Shorter days and longer commutes are ahead.
Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:19am EDT
Labor Day weekend is upon us and drivers should expect major volume delays on through-routes this weekend, especially Interstate 95 in Virginia and at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. What to expect before you hit the road.
Friday - 08/30/2013, 04:12pm EDT
A new piece of public art will grace the New York Avenue Bridge providing a dash of nature and art to the newly rehabilitated structured that will serve as a gateway to the District's NoMA neighborhood.
Friday - 08/23/2013, 05:28am EDT
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