Dr. Gridlock: Weather


Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Riding Metro in hot weather: Tips for keeping cooler

Dr. Gridlock offers tips on transit riding during this D.C. heat wave.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weather | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Heat wave

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/24/2012

What were those white streaks on Maryland roads?

Travelers have been asking us about the little white lines they’ve seen on Maryland roads during the past week.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Driving, Maryland | Tags:  Maryland State Highway Administration, Winter weather,

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/25/2012

VDOT launches Web tool to show status of snow plowing

The Virginia Department of Transportation has launched a pilot program that may come in useful the next time the snow flies.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 01/21/2012

Freezing rain, snow coat roads and bridges

Drivers who had to venture out Saturday appeared to be moving at a cautious but steady pace on the region’s major roadways, which had been pretreated in advance of the snow and ice that moved into the region overnight.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  07:40 AM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Weather

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 09/30/2011

VDOT reports progress on flood repairs

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports on repairs to flood damaged roads caused by Tropical Storm Lee in September.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:50 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Weather, Virginia

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Storms bring flight delays, possibility of flooding

Still shaking off the shock of this week’s earthquake, the region may get a trial run for the approach of Hurricane Irene as storms roll into the area today.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Weather | Tags:  Weather

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Storms cause power outages, flight delays and flooding

First we endure days of heat, now there’s dangerous rain.

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Weather | Tags:  Weather

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Tips for traveling in hot weather

The hot weather in the D.C. area will sap the energy and moisture from travelers all week long. Here are some suggestions from traffic and transit sources.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Metro, Driving

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Fierce storms delay travel ; thousands lose power

Storms pushing through the region pose a danger for commuters and other travelers as the p.m. rush period begins.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:55 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Weather | Tags:  Weather

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Storms cause power outages, flight delays and commuting challenges

The Capital Weather Gang reports that some areas are getting soaked as storms push through the area with more than 1.5 inches of rain on the ground.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Weather | Tags:  Weather

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Inter-city buses canceling trips

Buses making trips to New York and other major cities are cancelling trips departing tonight and especially tomorrow.

By Luke Rosiak  |  10:40 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Rush hour storms are always trouble

No weather event seems to create as much misery for commuters as a winter storm arriving during the afternoon rush.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Report power outages, road issues

The snow could lead to road issues and power outages. Here's info for reporting them.

By Mark Berman  |  06:25 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Planning for evening commute

Expect an early rush hour this afternoon as commuters take advantage of early release times or simply heed to forecast for snow starting about 4 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Weather | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/26/2011

How did you check A.M. commute?

As you settle in at work after an interesting morning commute, tell me this: What did you know and how did you know it? Did you hear about the delay on the Blue Line? Did you hear about the accidents on the inner loop?

By Robert Thomson  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Weather | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 01/26/2011

A difficult day for commuting

A wet morning commute across the Washington region may be the most pleasant part of Wednesday for drivers, transit riders, cyclists and other travelers. Precipitation is moving into the area overnight, and what you will see as you head out...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:41 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Weather, Weather, Weather, Weather, Weather

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Airlines issue waivers for snow

The flakes are expected to fly in Washington overnight. At least one airline is already looking ahead to possible travel impacts for Friday. Delta has issued a travel advisory for the Northeast.

By Mark Berman  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Weather, Weather | Tags:  Dc forecast, Washington dcweather, dc snow, dc weather, dc weather forecast, dc weather radar, dc weather report, local weather, local weather dc, local weather forecast, snow dc, snow forecast dc, snow forecast va, weather Washington dc, weather forecast md

Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 01/06/2011

D.C. area snow removal information

Share photos | Capital Weather Gang | Dr. Gridlock's snow guide Here is some information on snow removal and where you can turn for help. Keep in mind that in most jurisdictions, property owners are responsible for clearing adjacent sidewalks....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:14 PM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Weather, Weather, Weather, Weather

Posted at 05:21 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Report power outages, road issues

Share photos | Capital Weather Gang | Dr. Gridlock's snow guide [This post has been updated] A wind advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service says gusts of up to 50 mph...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:21 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Weather

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 12/25/2010

D.C. area snow removal information

Share photos | Capital Weather Gang | Dr. Gridlock's snow guide Here is some information on snow removal and where you can turn for help. Keep in mind that in most jurisdictions, property owners are responsible for clearing adjacent sidewalks....

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:03 PM ET, 12/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Weather