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Amtrak Service Cancellation

From AlertDC:

Amtrak and USDOT report that all rail service south of Washington D.C. has been cancelled from Friday through Sunday, due to expected impact from Hurricane Irene.  Amtrak will make further announcements regarding service as the storm progresses.

Metrorail to Resume Normal Operations

As of 5:00 a.m. this morning, metrorail has resumed normal operations. Extensive testing was done overnight last night after the 5.8 quake that shook the Washington D.C. area. WMATA's full release is available here.

HOV Restrictions Lifted for Today

According to VDOT, the HOV restrictions have been lifted (this afternoon only) for 66, 395, and 95.

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

From WMATA:

Metro's rebuilding efforts will continue this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 10 p.m. tonight and continue through closing on Sunday, August 14. 

*Here are the complete details! 

July 4th Festivities Traffic Advisory

This notice comes to us from Tisha Washington:

On Monday, July 4, 2011, there will be several events taking place in the District of Columbia in relation to the Independence Day Festivities. In conjunction with these events, there will be numerous street closures and parking restrictions that motorists should take into consideration:

A Capitol 4th – Celebration on the National Mall: No Parking Restrictions 5:00am to 11:00pm

Traffic Advisories From National Park Service

These traffic advisories comes to us from William Line:

17th Street Levee Construction Project

The National Park Service (NPS) has reduced the number of travel lanes on

17th Street from four to two, with one lane open in each direction.

Two-way traffic is and will be maintained at all times during this first

phase of the project.  Work on the Levee itself will progress from the

middle of 17th Street east toward the Washington Monument.

 

When the Levee construction work is completed on the east side of 17th

Street (the side closest to the Washington Monument), work will then move

to the west side of 17th Street.  The traffic pattern will then reverse,

with the northbound lanes converted to one lane in each direction, for