Dr. Gridlock: weather

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 02/14/2014

All lanes of B-W Parkway reopen after earlier crashes

Multi-car accident closes southbound lanes of B-W Parkway. Police say they do not know what time roadway will reopen.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:38 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Winter storm updates

The wintry weather continues Tuesday with snow and sleet expected during the morning commute. We’re bringing you the latest live updates on what’s going on and what to expect.

By Mark Berman  |  04:55 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Live updates: Winter storm

The Washington region is bracing for another day of wintry weather. We’re bringing you the latest updates on the weather here.

By Mark Berman  |  04:55 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/12/2013

VDOT presents winter weather plan

Virginia rolls out some new snow-fighting tools for this winter, but commuters can help.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Roads awash, but flights are taking off

A night of heavy rain has caused traffic accidents and issues, but flights still moving on schedule.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:03 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Tips for traveling in this week's heat

Here are some survival tips for rail and road commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Area airports report p.m. flight cancellations

Area airports are reporting delays and cancellations because of snow.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Snow could snarl P.M. commute

Snow could affect the afternoon and evening commute.

By Mark Berman  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Time to get serious about preparing for winter travel

Plain rain will win out this afternoon, but Wednesday morning's commute through the wintery mix was enough to call out some seasonal advice to travelers in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/20/2012

What's ahead for Thanksgiving holiday getaway

The Thanksgiving getaway began Friday evening, but the big escape days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Maryland warn drivers about p.m. commute

The Maryland State Highway Administration says afternoon and evening driving may be slow, and possibly slippery.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:53 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Heat, Metro disruptions, Beltway paving: The weekend and beyond

Metro cancelled its extensive track work plan for this weekend after Friday’s Green Line derailment, but drivers face slowdowns for many paving projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Tornados stop air traffic in Dallas

The Dallas area is still recovering from a Tuesday afternoon outbreak of tornadoes. Check with your airline to see if your flight has been affected.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/24/2012

What were those white streaks on Maryland roads?

Travelers have been asking us about the little white lines they’ve seen on Maryland roads during the past week.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Storms bring flight delays, possibility of flooding

Still shaking off the shock of this week’s earthquake, the region may get a trial run for the approach of Hurricane Irene as storms roll into the area today.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Storms cause power outages, flight delays and flooding

First we endure days of heat, now there’s dangerous rain.

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Fierce storms delay travel ; thousands lose power

Storms pushing through the region pose a danger for commuters and other travelers as the p.m. rush period begins.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:55 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Storms cause power outages, flight delays and commuting challenges

The Capital Weather Gang reports that some areas are getting soaked as storms push through the area with more than 1.5 inches of rain on the ground.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Airlines issue waivers for snow

The flakes are expected to fly in Washington overnight. At least one airline is already looking ahead to possible travel impacts for Friday. Delta has issued a travel advisory for the Northeast.

By Mark Berman  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 11/10/2010

VDOT readies for winter

Branco Vlacich, part of a team at the Virginia Department of Transportation that 's responsible for clearing 17,679 lane miles in the D.C. region, displayed the National Weather Service forecast he received for the upcoming season: "equal chances for above-,near-, or below-normal temperatures and precipitation," it said. This is what drives the plow planners nuts. They have to be ready for anything, while spending taxpayer money prudently. Vlacich, speaking this morning to a group of local officials and their representatives who wanted to be briefed on winter preparations, said that further review with forecasters suggested we'll see fewer big snows but more ice storms. Here's what else will be different this winter.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:10 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 06/22/2010

Hot weather travel tips

Temperatures will stay in the 90s through Sunday, the Capital Weather Gang says. AAA Mid-Atlantic reported a spike in roadside assistance calls. MARC issued an apology to the passengers stranded in the hot cars of Train 538 Monday evening. Metro riders are complaining about the heat aboard the trains and in stations. Here are some survival tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:25 PM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)