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Corinne Geller (804) 674-2789
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Joan Morris 703-259-1799
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VSP - 6:30 A.M.

Jan. 20, 2009



VIRGINIA 6:30 A.M. TRAFFIC CONDITION UPDATE

FAIRFAX, Va. – Two Virginia Metro Station parking lots are now full and closed to incoming traffic. Motorists are strongly encouraged to seek out designated Park and Ride lots along Interstates 95, 495, and 66 for free bus service to the Metro stations.

Metro Station Parking Lot Closures:

•         Van Dorn Metro Station
•         Franconia-Springfield Metro Station

Though the parking lots are closed to incoming traffic, the free transit bus service from designated Park and Ride lots will still be serving these Metro stations. Park and Ride lots are still open and available to incoming traffic. Park and Ride lots are free. For a complete list of and directions to the designated Park and Ride lots, click here.

In Maryland, the Greenbelt, New Carrollton and Branch Avenue Metro Station parking lots are full.

If parking at a Metro Station, drivers are reminded of the $4 parking fee. For more information on Metro Station availability, go to www.wmata.com.

Virginia traffic is steadily increasing throughout the Northern and Central regions. Northbound I-95 is slow between the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Exit 169) and the Fairfax County Parkway (Exit 166) (approximately three miles) from motorists trying to access the Springfield Metro station. Traffic is also slow on I-66 East between Nutley Street (Exit 62) and Route 123 (Exit 60) (approximately 2 miles).

In general, major primary roads such as Route 1, 7, 29, 50, 123, etc. are looking clear, except for those located near Metro stations.

VDOT’s traffic operations centers on the western and southern ends of the state are still reporting light conditions heading toward the Northern Virginia region.

As of 6:30 a.m., Virginia State Police have no reported traffic crashes along Interstates 495, 66 and 95.  Most calls for service are dealing with disabled vehicles.



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