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Outages, Holiday Make For Changes On Maryland Roads

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Combine area power outages with holiday traffic, and it translates into some changes for drivers on the main roads. On I-270, restrictions on the HOV lanes have been lifted for today and tomorrow, meaning all drivers can use the lane furthest to the left on the both sides of the road during rush hour periods.

Getting there will be the real chore for motorists, as around 100 of the 800 traffic lights in Montgomery County are still out because of last Friday's storm. Police are directing traffic at some of those lights, and motorists are urged to treat those as four-way stop signs when officers are not present, and to be especially aware of pedestrians at those intersections

Both local and state authorities are urging any and all who have access to mass transit options to use them until power is fully restored.

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A WAMU Guide To The 2015 National Book Festival

Need some help navigating the schedule? We've come up with an agenda that highlights authors we’ve spoken with here at WAMU.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 2, 2015

You can plan for dinner and a show (for a cause) or check out a reggae concert.

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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. An update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

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Environmental Outlook: How to Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says the traffic in the U.S. is the worst it has been in years. Yet, some urban transportation experts say there's reason to be optimistic. They point to revitalized city centers, emerging technology and the investment in alternative methods of transportation. A conversation about how we get around today, and might get around tomorrow.

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