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What to do when car meets tornado

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

Tags: Dave Dildine, oklahoma tornado

Graduations to cause weekend traffic delays

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

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, metro, track work, 95 Express Lanes Project, University of Maryland, George Mason University, george washington university, graduation, Dave Dildine

Weekend Wakeup: Graduation, prom and Mother's Day

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

Tags: metro, wmata, track work, Dave Dildine, traffic, driving, Mother

Gold Cup, road and bridge work to bungle weekend traffic

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

Tags: traffic, construction, 95 Express Lanes Project, roosevelt bridge, suitland parkway, Gold Cup, Great Meadows Park, brain tumors, Dulles rail project, metro, Dave Dildine

Folklore or historical fact: How your favorite road earned its bizarre name

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

Tags: Road names, history, Dave Dildine, Accotink Creek, odd road names

Metro track work, IMF meetings on tap this weekend

Metro's spring break is over. Track work will affect travel on all five rail lines this weekend following a four-week reprieve. And the annual IMF meetings will close roads in the District.

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 07:38pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, traffic, Dave Dildine, metro, track work

Weekend Wakeup: Spring break, blossoms and basketball complicate weekend travel

Expect a general increase in highway volume across the region due to Easter and Passover travel, spring break, the Cherry Blossom Festival and the forecast of warmer weather.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 03:26pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, Dave Dildine

At 11th Street Bridge, crashes are common

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

Tags: 11th Street Bridge, WTOP Traffic Blog, Dave Dildine, D.C. Department of Transportation

How often does it snow in March?

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

Tags: snow in march, snow, Dave Dildine

Robins: A sign of spring? Or did winter never come?

It's been said that robins are a harbinger of spring, but many locals have been noticing more backyard American robins during the cold winter months.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 09:58am EST

Tags: robins, Dave Dildine, weather, National Audubon Society

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