WAMU 88.5 : News

Snowstorm Wreaks Havoc On Evening Commute

Play associated audio

Most major thoroughfares in the metro area are gridlocked at this hour and side streets are icy. Motorists have been stuck in traffic for hours.

What was sleet around 4 p.m., has now turned into snow, and that is causing roads to become very congested. From Northeast D.C. to Northwest, the roads are very slippery and visibility is low.

There are a lot of emergency vehicles on the roads. The fire department said, as of 6:30 p.m., there are multiple wires down. There have been a number of crashes, including one that involves a person who is pinned in their vehicle, trapped by downed power lines.

Metro is also having a number of issues, with delays on the Red Line and there are reports of major backups and delays involving Metro buses -- it's now operating on its emergency route schedule.

Overall, it' a very tough commute, whether you're in a car, a bus, a train or walking.

Click here for updates on school closures from NBC4.

Click here for traffic information.

NPR

Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

"It is my fate to illuminate the lives of these one-of-a-kind notable women that have been somehow forgotten by history," says Paula McClain. She shines her spotlight on Markham in Circling the Sun.
NPR

At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
NPR

SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.
NPR

Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.