Dr. Gridlock: Getaways


Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Travel advice for holiday eve getaways

For drivers who couldn’t get away earlier, here’s some last-minute guidance on routes and traffic information.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Holiday getaway begins, but it keeps going

Here are some tips for traveling away from the D.C. area during the holiday season.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Advice for northbound Thanksgiving getaways

Patience and planning are the keys, according to Maryland’s highway administrator.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Advice for southbound Thanksgiving getaways

Traffic data show that I-95 to Fredericksburg is a Thanksgiving eve hot spot till about 8:30 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Thanksgiving

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Winter mixes vex highway crews, as well as drivers

This two-day storm brings varied conditions that preview a typical winter for D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Advice for drivers launching their Thanksgiving getaways

Don’t let worries about the weather distract you from other aspects of safe driving.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Thanksgiving

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Tips for Thanksgiving travelers

Travelers about to begin their holidays wrote in with questions and comments on their escape plans.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving getaways, TSA, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Thanksgiving getaway guide 2013: Advice for long-distance travelers

Here are some tips on when to travel and what pitfalls may lurk along your holiday routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:17 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Getaways, Travel tips

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013

The week ahead: Holiday travel, July 4 schedules

The commute has begun to calm for the summer, there will be plenty of travel in the D.C. region this holiday week.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DASH, Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Connector, Getaways, Independence Day, July 4, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Highway crews readying for western Maryland snow

While we're likely to see rain only in the D.C. area, drivers heading west may face blizzard conditions.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Getaways

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Memorial Day and beyond: Thunder in skies, Rolling Thunder on D.C. roads

Dr. Gridlock offers advice to those leaving the D.C. region for the Memorial Day weekend, or staying close to home for holiday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Getaways, Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Summer getaways

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Southbound I-95: Drivers warn of heavy traffic, offer tips to avoid the worst of it

Interstate 95 south of D.C. is bad, whether on weekdays in the spring or summer weekends, drivers advise.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Highways, Getaways | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Getaways