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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 This 4-mile stretch has high demand and possibly an out-of-date design.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

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, Dave Dildine, 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: Dave Dildine, 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: Dave Dildine, 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, Dave Dildine

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