Dr. Gridlock: snowstorm


Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/05/2014

More than 1,100 ticketed for ‘snow emergency’ violations

The fine is $250, plus stowing and storage, for being parked in emergency route zones.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. snowstorm

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/03/2014

The shovel forecast: Powder atop granular snow

While results may vary across region, here are some cleanup tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. snowstorm

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 02/14/2014

D.C. transportation team clears snow from bike lanes

After each bout with the storm, the bike team moved in.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:23 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snowstorm

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Many neighborhoods waiting for a plow

Road crews are hoping to take advantage of the midday warmth to complete work.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snowstorm

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Tips on clearing out after snowstorm

Highway conditions are improving, but local streets and sidewalks remain snow-covered.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snowstorm

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Driving conditions change rapidly

As snow and wind intensify and temperature drops, safety can vary from block to block and lane to lane.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, snowstorm

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 01/21/2014

2011 storm taught lesson about fighting Mother Nature

Government decision makers, highway departments became more aggressive in telling commuters to stay home.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:26 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Beltway trip led through several climate zones

A counterclockwise trip around the Capital Beltway took Dr. Gridlock through many of the road conditions that this snowy day has in store for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway 495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Metro reports normal service so far

Metro trains were running as normal Wednesday morning and the agency said it had no reports of cracked rails or other problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, snowstorm, WMATA

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Stay off D.C. area roads as winter storm intensifies

If you are planning to do your regular commute, the conditions you start out in won't match the conditions when you try to return home.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Hundreds of flights canceled as snowstorm looms

With a snowstorm approaching Washington, hundreds of flights already have been canceled.

By Mark Berman  |  03:19 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, Snowquester, snowstorm

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013

How storm is likely to affect D.C. area's roads

Don't drive Wednesday if you can avoid it. Travelers will encounter rain, sleet, snow and gusty winds.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Midwest snowstorm creates headaches for air travelers

A massive snowstorm wreaking havoc across the Midwest has created major problems for air travelers, so many airlines have been waiving fees for changing tickets.

By Mark Berman  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, snowstorm