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Wednesday’s East Coast winter storm shaping up to be travel nightmare -- timing and impacts

While temperatures have been unseasonably warm early this week, snow is still likely to accumulate along coastal interstates, especially during periods of heavy snowfall.

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    Winter storm brings heavy rain, snow on the eve of Thanksgiving

    Winter storm brings heavy rain, snow on the eve of Thanksgiving

    This storm is packing rain and heavy snow, though it will clear out of the Mid-Atlantic by Wednesday night.

    Updates: Rain-snow line advancing east, but may hit a wall near I-95 corridor

    Updates: Rain-snow line advancing east, but may hit a wall near I-95 corridor

    Snow is making a move into D.C.’s north and west suburbs but may have a tough time penetrating into the I-95 corridor, where accumulation prospects are very iffy.

    Rain and wet roads for Wednesday morning travels, no major crashes or road closures

    Rain and wet roads for Wednesday morning travels, no major crashes or road closures

    Busiest travel day of the year for Thanksgiving holiday off to rough start with weather, but so far traffic is ok.

    Scenes -- and comments -- on holiday travel

    As many travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, they share their photos and comments on social media of travel conditions.

    Prince George’s crime report

    Among incidents reported by police in Prince George’s County, Greenbelt, Hyattsville and Laurel.

    Going Out Guide, Nov. 27-Dec. 3 2014

    Going Out Guide, Nov. 27-Dec. 3 2014

    What’s happening in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland.

    Going Out Guide

    Going Out Guide

    Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia

    Prince William County crime report

    A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.

    Barry memorial events to culminate in Dec. 6 service

    Barry memorial events to culminate in Dec. 6 service

    The former four-term D.C. mayor died Sunday at 78; plans may include a public memorial and church service.

    Riders on Metro should expect delays

    A disabled train at the Columbia Heights stop caused a problem earlier this morning.

    New Italian menus at Nonna’s Kitchen, Alba Osteria and Aggio

    New Italian menus at Nonna’s Kitchen, Alba Osteria and Aggio

    Chef’s tasting and regional menus are cropping up around the city.

    Travel tips for Thanksgiving eve getaways

    Travel tips for Thanksgiving eve getaways

    Know before you go: Some last-minute tips on the roads ahead.

    Rain — soon to be snow — moves into D.C. on the year’s busiest travel day

    Rain — soon to be snow — moves into D.C. on the year’s busiest travel day

    Travel will be difficult across the East Coast today as the storm moves through.

    UVA’s grand protection plan

    University of Virginia leaders seemed intent on protecting the university, not ist students

    Casa Luca’s stuffed agnolotti is our dish of the week

    As part of her Thanksgiving Day tasting menu, executive chef Erin Clarke is serving a salty, smoky dish of agnolotti stuffed with cured ham, braised onions and citrus zest.

    Evan Cablayan introduces fresh cocktails at Macon Bistro & Larder

    Macon Bistro and Larder’s new bar manager, Evan Cablayan, is keeping things as local and fresh as possible for his new “farm-to-glass” cocktail menu.

    ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ is the latest in a long line of movies about penguins

    ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ is the latest in a long line of movies about penguins

    Many penguin-based films really take flight.

    Dispatch and State Radio founder Chadwick Stokes takes ‘The Horse Comanche’ out of the living room and onto The Hamilton’s stage

    Dispatch and State Radio founder Chadwick Stokes takes ‘The Horse Comanche’ out of the living room and onto The Hamilton’s stage

    Before recording his second solo album, Dispatch co-founder Chadwick Stokes took a batch of in-progress songs on the road — and into people’s homes.

    ‘The Traveler’s Eye’ at Sackler leads visitors on a journey through Asia’s past

    ‘The Traveler’s Eye’ at Sackler leads visitors on a journey through Asia’s past

    Forget planes, trains and automobiles. Try rickshaws, camels and boats.

    ‘Bella Gaia’ at Strathmore simulates the transformative experience of seeing Earth from space

    ‘Bella Gaia’ at Strathmore simulates the transformative experience of seeing Earth from space

    On Friday, you can discover what it’s like to be an astronaut looking back at Earth. Sort of.

    Manassas moves power lines underground

    The recently completed project is intended to improve the reliability of the electricity supply.

    Washington region braces for Wednesday’s messy winter storm

    Washington region braces for Wednesday’s messy winter storm

    The I-95 corridor will likely be the dividing line between areas of snow and rain.

    Attorneys for suspect in Va. slayings want charges dropped

    Attorneys for suspect in Va. slayings want charges dropped

    Lawyers for Charles Severance, charged in three Alexandria killings, allege wrongdoing by a detective.

    Education Department moves to regulate teacher training

    Education Department moves to regulate teacher training

    The plan would require states to issue report cards for teacher preparation programs based on several factors.

    Thankful for their families, but this holiday is now for friends

    Thankful for their families, but this holiday is now for friends

    The benefits of “Friendsgiving” include no travel, no drama and the ability to sleep in your own bed.

    D.C. soccer stadium bill advances, but pitfalls remain

    D.C. soccer stadium bill advances, but pitfalls remain

    Negotiations between the mayor-elect and developer may affect separate deal for special-ed school.

    O’Malley headed to Canada to deliver speech at think tank

    O’Malley headed to Canada to deliver speech at think tank

    The latest out-of-state trip by Maryland’s governor takes him out of the country.

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    Residents mourn Marion Barry at his annual turkey giveaway

    Residents mourn Marion Barry at his annual turkey giveaway

    Hundreds of people gathered at Temple Baptist Church in Southeast Washington for Marion Barry’s turkey giveaway, an annual holiday ritual that turned into a vigil for Barry, who died early Sunday morning at 78.

    Latest adds to Hogan transition team include Doug Duncan

    Latest adds to Hogan transition team include Doug Duncan

    The former Montgomery County executive is among 20 people named on Tuesday.

    Speculation builds ahead of McAuliffe’s visit to N.H.

    Speculation builds ahead of McAuliffe’s visit to N.H.

    The Virginia governor will address a state Democratic Party meeting and headline a fundraiser next month.

     

    Fairfax County hires former Mark McGwire lawyer in John Geer police shooting case

    Attorney Mark Bierbower specializes in handling clients who face Congressional investigations.

    Public is invited to share Barry condolences

    Remembrance books have been placed in the lobby of the John A. Wilson Building.

    Can you guess what the busiest travel day of the year is?

    It’s the busiest travel week of the year, but do you know what is the busiest travel day?

    Rain and wet roads for Wednesday morning travels, no major crashes or road closures

    Busiest travel day of the year for Thanksgiving holiday off to rough start with weather, but so far traffic is ok.

    Scenes -- and comments -- on holiday travel

    As many travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, they share their photos and comments on social media of travel conditions.

    Riders on Metro should expect delays

    A disabled train at the Columbia Heights stop caused a problem earlier this morning.

    Travel tips for Thanksgiving eve getaways

    Know before you go: Some last-minute tips on the roads ahead.

    East Coast wakes up to sloppy weather on busy travel day

    Heavy rains are expected to give way to snow, particularly for those who travel north or west.

    Wintry mix messes with Thanksgiving getaway timing.

    The good times to escape have passed. Now it’s time to choose the lesser evil.

    With snow, when to go? Weather may complicate travel.

    Threat of a Wednesday snowstorm complicates Thanksgiving plans.

    D.C. Council proposal to protect bicylists, pedestrians dies in committee

    Council committee votes to table proprosal, essentially killing it in this legislative session and upsetting the D.C. bike community

    Express lanes still a mystery to many drivers

    As opening day approaches for I-95 HOT lanes, many potential users are unprepared.

    Some tips for Thanksgiving flyers

    Some tips for Thanksgiving fliers headed to Grandma’s (or someone else’s) for their Turkey Day fix

    New speed cameras being activated this week in the District

    D.C. Police announced that 11 new speed cameras will be activated this week

    Mergers and expansions prompt reshuffling of airlines at Reagan National

    Thanks to airlines mergers and service expansions, you may find your favorite airline in a different spot at Reagan National. Here’s a guide to what is where.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    An Alexandria Boy Scout was determined to earn every single merit badge out there. He did.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Chocolate City has given way to Two Washingtons and worsening disparities.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

    Photo Galleries

    Free turkeys thanks to Marion Barry, Redskins

    Former D.C. mayor’s annual tradition of providing food for the needy goes on just two days after his death.

    Warner optimistic about next six years in Senate

    He has a history of working with Republicans and will be courted by both parties.

    Washington grieves over Marion Barry’s death

    Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street.

    Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

    The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

    After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

    Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

    A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

    The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

    Streetcars in Washington

    Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

    Va. home day cares anxious about laws

    Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

    Our Washington

    From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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