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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: 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,

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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: 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,

Tree lighting downtown to slow commute Friday

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

Tags: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, rush hour, commute, Ellipse, Bob Marbourg

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Post-Thanksgiving traffic left I-95 drivers frustrated

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

Tags: traffic, Thanksgiving, I-95

Travelers face heavy weather, traffic

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

Tags: Thanksgiving, travel, traffic, I-95

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Weekend Wakeup: Marathon to close roads, Metro stations

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

Tags: howard university, Weekend Wakeup, Metro, Marine Corps Marathon, aids walk washington, U.S. 29 bridge, road race, road closures,

Weekend Wakeup: A reprieve from big weekend closures

Some weekend delays are possible, but expect few major disruptions.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 06:15pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Kensington 8K Race, Susco 8K run, H Street Festival, run

Weekend Wakeup: Road races, festivals to close roads

Several races planned for this weekend will close major roads throughout the region this weekend.

Saturday - 09/07/2013, 02:33am EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, race, Adams Morgan Day, triathlon, National Press Club, 9-11, frederick douglass bridge

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