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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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    Street Smart: What to do in Penn Quarter

    Street Smart: What to do in Penn Quarter

    Walk Score ranks PennQuarter the fifth most walkable community in the District. That’s good, since there are plenty of excuses for slowing your pace.

    Damascus, Glenelg, Thomas Stone vie for state final berths

    Damascus, Glenelg, Thomas Stone vie for state final berths

    FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets host the Gladiators while the Cougars visit Franklin in Friday night’s Maryland 3A state semifinals.

    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.

    Douglass set for another state semifinal

    Douglass set for another state semifinal

    FOOTBALL | The No. 3 Eagles will look to maintain their form when they host South Carroll with a spot in the Maryland 2A title game on the line.

    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.

    Holiday food and drink events around Washington

    Holiday food and drink events around Washington

    Eat, drink and cook your way through the festive season.

    Hornets look for a better result

    Hornets look for a better result

    FOOTBALL | Amaru Major and Surrattsville will look to upset defending state champ Fort Hill in Friday’s Maryland 1A semifinal.

    Loudoun County crime report

    Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

    Loudoun County community calendar, Nov. 28-Dec. 4

    Events include a an art show at Oatlands, “A Christmas Carol” and a Capitol Steps performance.

    Loudoun County Animal Watch

    Recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.

    Loudoun welcomes region’s first commercial hops facility

    New hops yard, commercial processing facility expected to boost state’s fast-growing beer industry.

    Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

    Listings of homes sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

    Three Loudoun charities boosted by unexpected gift

    Claude Moore Charitable Foundation awards $70,000 to nonprofit groups that help those most in need.

    Cooper tries to do it all for Warriors

    Cooper tries to do it all for Warriors

    FOOTBALL | From playing quarterback, to returning kicks and long-snapping, H.D. Woodson senior Rashad Cooper brings the energy for the Warriors’ Turkey Bowl title quest.

    45th annual Turkey Bowl preview

    45th annual Turkey Bowl preview

    FOOTBALL | Ballou meets defending champion H.D. Woodson with the DCIAA Stars division title and a berth in the DCSAA Class AA final on the line.

    Where to celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Where to celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Restaurants are offering special meals and menus for the Christmas Eve tradition.

    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.

    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.

    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.

     

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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