Transportation

April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Northbound I-270 Reopens

UPDATE: All lanes of Northbound I-270 before MD 109 (Exit 22) have reopened. Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management tweeted that drivers should expect “significant residual delays.” All lanes of NB I-270 prior to MD 109 (Exit 22) have reopened from earlier traffic incident. Expect significant residual delays. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) April […]

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April 1, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Speed Limits Reduced on Georgia Ave in Wheaton and Silver Spring

Speed limits on MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) in Wheaton and Silver Spring will be reduced this week according to the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration. The changes are part of MDOT SHA’s new comprehensive urban mobility-focused program to enhance pedestrian safety in some of the busiest areas throughout the state. Speed limits will […]

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March 29, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

All Lanes Back Open After Tanker Truck Overturned

An overturned tanker truck shut down all lanes on the inner-loop of I-495 on the American Legion Bridge, as well as the left two lanes on the outer-loop on Thursday. The accident caused major delays, and some motorists were in stuck in traffic for hours. Officials with the Maryland State Highway Administration say the scene […]

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March 29, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Stuck: Commuters Share American Legion Bridge Nightmares

The inner loop northbound on I-495 American Legion Bridge in Virginia was reportedly shut down for almost 13 hours Thursday evening due to an overturned tanker. At approximately 2 p.m., Virginia resident Harold Smith, managed to catch the accident on video as it overturned on the bridge with his dash camera. Smith described what he […]

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March 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

MD 355 Road Closure Planned in Rockville

The Maryland State Highway Administration will begin a safety and resurfacing project on MD 355 in Rockville Tuesday, April 2. The southbound MD 355 ramp onto East Jefferson Street (MD28) and Veirs Mill Road (MD586) will be closed until the project is complete. There will be a detour route for drivers to use while the […]

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March 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

Update: Outer Loop Lanes Open on American Legion Bridge

Update, 4:15 p.m.: The Outer Loop lanes on I-495 are now open, according to Alert Montgomery. All Inner Loop lanes of I-495 remain closed. The closure will likely remain in place through the evening commute. Seek alternate route if possible. Original post: Alert Montgomery has posted a “severe traffic alert” for the American Legion Bridge. […]

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March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pedestrian Struck By Falling Tree Branch Faces ‘Traumatic Injury’

A pedestrian in Rockville was seriously hurt Tuesday morning after being hit by a falling tree branch, according to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. The accident happened at around 9 a.m., near the “entrance to the Gables of Tuckerman” neighborhood, which is by Tuckerman Lane and Hampton Mill Terrace. ICYMI (~9a) […]

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March 24, 2019 | Staff Writer

George Washington Parkway Reopens After Repairs

The George Washington Memorial Parkway reopened Saturday, earlier than anticipated, after a sinkhole that caused major delays during Friday morning’s commute was repaired. The sinkhole was discovered Friday morning around 6 a.m. when a car travelling northbound in the right lane lost control of their vehicle after hitting the sinkhole, according to the National Park […]

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March 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Sinkhole Causes Major Delays on GW Parkway

A sinkhole caused lane closures and major delays on GW Parkway Friday morning. Officials with the National Park Service say they responded to the sinkhole around 6:00 am which is located near Dead Run, south of the Beltway in McLean Virginia. At one time officials say traffic had to be detoured on both N/B and […]

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March 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

White’s Ferry and Some Roads Closed Due to Flooding

With the heavy rain that fell Thursday, Fire and Rescue Services reports some roads are closed due to high water. White’s Ferry at is closed today because of flooding on the Potomac River. The high level of water in the Potomac River will continue into Saturday. Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive, River Road, […]

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