Before the heavy traffic starts on Thursday, check these likely bottlenecks, potential alternatives and timing advice.
Research confirms what some drivers suspect about the Thursday-Friday departures.
Many variables affect escape routes from the D.C. area this week.
Tuesday evening traffic was much heavier than Wedneday's, indicating travelers adjusted to weather.
Know before you go: Some last-minute tips on the roads ahead.
The good times to escape have passed. Now it's time to choose the lesser evil.
Wednesday's forecast remains uncertain, but it's time to develop escape plans B and C.
If you leave early, you won't be sneaking out of town.
The Wednesday escape looks bad, but Tuesday can be even worse.
A traveler offers variations on some popular routes for Northeast escapes at holiday time.