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Street Closures for President Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Street Closures for President Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

 

This notice comes to us from John Lisle:

The United States Capitol Police have provided the following information about street closures for President Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress at approximately 7 pm tonight. The closures will impact traffic during this evening’s rush hour and commuters are encouraged to plan alternate routes and avoid the area.

 

District DMV Locations to Close for Upcoming Labor Day Holiday

District DMV Locations to Close for Upcoming Labor Day Holiday

 

This notice comes to us from Sylvia T. Ballinger:

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all DMV locations will be closed on both Saturday, September 3, and on Monday, September 5.  All DMV service centers, the vehicle inspection station, and adjudication services will open with regular operations on September 6.

 

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Reopened

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Reopened

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50/301) has reopened and is operating under PHASE II WIND RESTRICTIONS due to sustained winds of 42-45 mph and wind gusts of 53 mph.

 House trailers, empty box trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, hitch trailers with sides or any vehicle that may not safely cross the bridge are prohibited from traveling the bridge.

 If sustained winds exceed 50 mph, only automobiles, pickups trucks, flatbed trailers, commercial busses and heavy laden tractor trailers will be permitted to cross the bridge. Tractor-box trailers weighing less than 64,000 pounds will not be permitted to cross.

Capital Bikeshare Shutting Down at 6pm

Capital Bikeshare Shutting Down at 6pm

(Washington, D.C.) Due to anticipated high winds, heavy rain and potential flooding, Capital Bikeshare will be closing down the system at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 27th.  During the shutdown those members that have bikes out will still be able to return them, but new rentals will not be possible.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but we take the safety of our members very seriously.  We will reopen the system as soon as it is safe to do so and will notify members when the system is running again.

The above information was sent to us from John Lisle.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is Operating Under Phase II Wind Restrictions

According to the The Maryland Transportation Authority:

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is operating under RESTRICTIONS due to sustained
winds of 42-45 mph and wind gusts of 53 mph.

House trailers, empty box trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, hitch trailers
with sides or any vehicle that may not safely cross the bridge are prohibited from
traveling the bridge.

Once sustained winds exceed 50 mph, only automobiles, pickups trucks, flatbed
trailers, commercial busses and heavy laden tractor trailers will be permitted to cross
the bridge.

Tractor-box trailers weighing less than 64,000 pounds will not be permitted
to cross.

If sustained wind speeds reach 55 mph, the Bay Bridge will be closed.
Motorists may access statewide travel information including traffic and weather
conditions at www.MD511.org or calling 511. 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic conditions are
available by calling the BAYSPAN Hotline at 1-877-229-7726.

Metro bus, Rail and Paratransit Services Continue Operating on Regular Weekend Schedule

Metro bus, Rail and Paratransit Services Continue Operating on Regular Weekend Schedule

According to WMATA: Metrorail ridership so far today is down about 40%. As of 3pm, 79,923 riders vs. 136,062 at 3pm last Saturday
 

Metro's Operations Control Center continues to closely monitor the track of Hurricane Irene as the storm moves northward.

Based on current National Weather Service forecasts, Metro bus, rail and paratransit services are expected to continue operating on a regular weekend schedule Saturday.  There are currently no planned service changes as a result of weather, and there are no reported delays or detours as of 2:15 p.m.

Metro is actively monitoring conditions and receiving updates from the National Weather Service. Should any service changes become necessary, Metro will advise customers at wmata.com, on Twitter @wmata, via broadcast traffic services and email alerts.

Temporary Closure of Broad Branch and Kalmia Roads, NW

Temporary Closure of Broad Branch and Kalmia Roads, NW

The following information is courtesy of John Lisle:

(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close sections of both Broad Branch Road and Kalmia Road, NW at approximately 3 pm today as a safety precaution. Heavy rains are expected this evening and high water could cause further structural damage to culverts on both roads and could potentially compromise the temporary bridge that currently carries Broad Branch Road over Soapstone Creek.

 

Kalmia Road will be closed between East Beach Drive and West Beach Drive.