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Wind, cold will wallop area on Wednesday

After several days of beautiful weather, the Washington area is about to get walloped by high winds and a return to winter temperatures, and that means it's time to tie down loose furniture and trash cans.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 12:09pm EDT

Tags: Max Smith, weather, dave dildine

Storm bringing a chance of 'thundersnow'?

The National Weather Service says some thunder and lightning could accompany the heavy snow that is predicted to fall across the Washington area.

Monday - 03/03/2014, 05:33am EST

Tags: dave dildine, weather, thundersnow

Region weather brings storms in skies, social media

ABC7's Lauryn Ricketts says a social media following, in the right hands, is an asset during a weather emergency.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 04:31am EST

Tags: weather, tornado, dave dildine, St. Marys County, lauryn ricketts, social media

Winter hasn't ignored D.C. region this year

Although winter has been crueler to the New England and the Midwest, the D.C. region has seen above-average snow totals so far this season.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 04:32am EST

Tags: snow, winter weather, dave dildine, winter

Tips to reduce car damage while driving over potholes

The latest freeze-thaw cycle has taken its toll on the roads. Orphaned hubcaps have been found strewn along shoulders, leaning against jersey walls, laying in culverts -- footstones for travelers who have fallen victim to the region's eruption of potholes.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:47am EST

Tags: dave dildine, pothole, Potholes, pothole patrol

Beltway's danger corridor averages 260 crashes

One of the busiest highways in the Washington metro area is a likely place for a wreck. This 4-mile stretch has high demand and possibly an out-of-date design.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 07:49am EST

Tags: dave dildine, beltway, Maryland State Highway Administration, David Buck

Change in D.C.'s crash response means minor problems cause huge delays

Traffic delays in the District of Columbia have been much worse lately. For the past several months, the city's army of highway help trucks have been forced to sit in the very backups they themselves are tasked with preventing.

Friday - 01/24/2014, 12:49pm EST

Tags: dave dildine, Roadway Operations Patrol, District Department of Transportation, traffic, highway help trucks

D.C. region's worst rush hours of 2013

Here are WTOP's five worst rush hours of 2013. Each featured major incidents and extreme, widespread delays that affected tens of thousands of motorists far and wide.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 08:49am EST

Tags: traffic, sprawl & crawl, dave dildine

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Weekend Wakeup: Travelers, shoppers and light Metro work

Holiday delays have slowly crept up on unsuspecting commuters. Usually latent in the weeks following the Thanksgiving getaway, they tend to reemerge by mid-December.

Sunday - 12/22/2013, 06:50pm EST

Tags: dave dildine, Weekend Wakeup

Tuesday's snow forecast sparks memories of 2011

Almost three years ago, a moderate snowfall blindsided Washington because it fell quickly on congested road, preventing plows from getting through. Frederick experienced a similar phenomena Sunday and commuters could experience the Carmageddon of 2011 all over again Tuesday morning.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 05:59pm EST

Tags: snow, carmageddon, Frederick, Md., I-270, weather, forecast, dave dildine

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