As kids head back to school and adults return to work, the day after Labor Day — ominously dubbed “Terrible Traffic Tuesday” by AAA Mid-Atlantic — is expected to create the worst traffic the Washington area has seen in more than three months.
AAA Mid-Atlantic released a warning last week advising people to simply set their alarm clocks earlier. “AAA Mid-Atlantic alerts area drivers that Terrible Traffic Tuesday is just days away,” it said. The message that there’s really nothing drivers can do but be prepared to wait in traffic may not have been a surprise to experienced commuters who have dealt with the annual day of gridlock before.
According to AAA, more than half of Washington’s three million workers will drive to work alone today.
For the time being, accidents scattered around the region are the main cause of delays, reports PostLocal’s traffic blogger, Mark Berman.
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