As temperatures rise, so does the number of potholes. But there’s a little hope for drivers as this winter comes to a close.
In a dramatic turnaround, the skies above D.C. opened up in February, bringing copious amounts of rain and snow after one of the driest Januarys on record.
Morning tolls on Interstate 66 surged to near-record levels Tuesday, at one time topping out at $46.50 between the Beltway and Rosslyn.
The D.C. area has seen less than a third of the amount of snow it normally gets at this time of the winter. How bad has it been, and what’s behind it?
Since October, hundreds of the birds have been calling the Village at Shirlington home, leaving sidewalks, awnings and vehicles covered in droppings.
On the anniversary of one of the DC area’s largest snowstorms on record, here’s how it compares with the region’s other big storms.
Maryland State Police responded to over 300 crashes on a cold morning when Interstate 70 was described as “a sheet of ice.”
A severe drought was declared for the greater Washington D.C. metro area as one of the driest Januaries on record came to a close.
Tolls went from $15 to $26 as responders worked the evening rush hour incident near Braddock Road.
The recent temperature swings have created conditions that AAA says are “perfect for forming and weaponizing potholes.”
A long section of the Clara Barton Parkway is closed for emergency roadwork Wednesday morning, and that the closure could extend through one or both rush hours.
A highway-safety advocacy group has ranked all 50 states and D.C. Maryland, Virginia and the District got very different assessments; find out where they fell.
Hundreds of drivers were ticketed and arrested for speeding, reckless driving and drug and weapons offenses on D.C.-area parkways late in 2017, including nearly 12 dozen drivers who were cited for driving over 90 mph.
Wednesday’s snow is not likely to dent the worsening drought conditions. Average temperatures this winter are a few degrees below the 30-year average.
The first wild temperature swings of the season have created a fertile breeding ground for potholes on many D.C.-area roads. Area highway officials said they’re on the case; find out what they’re doing about the problem.