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Old 06-17-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Is it just me, or does it seem when there is a police officer involved or hurt in an accident, the investigation and resulting traffic congestion lasts about twice as long? Even when one of their own is not involved, I think they sometimes are more concerned with the investigation than they are with getting traffic back to normal.

I was in Germantown when the accident happened. I took my time leaving, about an hour, and even stopped to get an oil change in my car to give them the usual hour or two to clear the road. I even took a longer route around Laurel, to come down Rt 2, in case the usual tie up in Annapolis began early.

It didn't matter. The traffic was bad for much longer than it should have been.
It's not just you.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Catonsville, Md
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Coming home last March from Fl and around DC there where 2 accidents about 3 or 4 miles up the road and we sat in traffic for 3hrs. Nothing on those electronic billboards or no police. It was aweful.


Just got back from Jacksonville Fl and we saw 2 accidents on 295. One during rush hour and one later in the day and NO backup and they had the sign saying accident ahead. We saw the sign 10 miles before the wreck. (Didn't look serious, but one car looked burned up)
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:31 AM
 
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Coming home last March from Fl and around DC there where 2 accidents about 3 or 4 miles up the road and we sat in traffic for 3hrs. Nothing on those electronic billboards or no police. It was aweful.


Just got back from Jacksonville Fl and we saw 2 accidents on 295. One during rush hour and one later in the day and NO backup and they had the sign saying accident ahead. We saw the sign 10 miles before the wreck. (Didn't look serious, but one car looked burned up)
I always used to get a kick out the sign on 95 south just before you got to 495 in MD. "Virginia: Via 495 West - 25 minutes, Via 495 East - 35 minutes," but they don't bother to tell those that aren't familiar with the area that it's mainly just because the 495 East route is about 10 miles longer or that if you're planning on getting back onto 95, once you are in VA from 495 East you're closer to 95 (although at least it says Richmond on the sign for 495 East).
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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So you really see no difference between rush hour and it taking 3 hours to go 2 miles only to be forced to make a u-turn because there was no warning that the road was closed ahead and there was no alternate route?

If so, the fact that you think something like that is no big deal just goes to show how bad the traffic in Maryland really is.

Your posts are funny though... I'm sure you can't be serious.
" just goes to show how bad the traffic in Maryland really is."

Have you ever been in any other metro are? Boston, L.A, etc?
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:32 PM
 
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I always used to get a kick out the sign on 95 south just before you got to 495 in MD. "Virginia: Via 495 West - 25 minutes, Via 495 East - 35 minutes," but they don't bother to tell those that aren't familiar with the area that it's mainly just because the 495 East route is about 10 miles longer or that if you're planning on getting back onto 95, once you are in VA from 495 East you're closer to 95 (although at least it says Richmond on the sign for 495 East).
Agreed that it's a dumb sign. They should have times to the Springfield Interchange since that's where thru traffic is heading.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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" just goes to show how bad the traffic in Maryland really is."

Have you ever been in any other metro are? Boston, L.A, etc?
Yes. I know the biggest cities in the country have a lot of traffic. But it should not be "no big deal" anywhere in the US for it to take 3 hours to go 2 miles.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:03 AM
 
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Yes. I know the biggest cities in the country have a lot of traffic. But it should not be "no big deal" anywhere in the US for it to take 3 hours to go 2 miles.
Sorry to hit you with reality.

When there are accidents or road work, traffic gets backed up.

I once sat for 2 hours on Interstate 95 in rural NC because of an accident.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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I once sat for 2 hours on Interstate 95 in rural NC because of an accident.
I'm sure you did, but that's not a common occurrence. Apparently in Maryland (and VA) that's just another typical rush hour.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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2 hours is nothing. I sat for 8 hours on 295 south waiting for the Wilson bridge jumper to jump. (1998)
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Millersville, Md and King George, Va
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I always used to get a kick out the sign on 95 south just before you got to 495 in MD. "Virginia: Via 495 West - 25 minutes, Via 495 East - 35 minutes," but they don't bother to tell those that aren't familiar with the area that it's mainly just because the 495 East route is about 10 miles longer or that if you're planning on getting back onto 95, once you are in VA from 495 East you're closer to 95 (although at least it says Richmond on the sign for 495 East).

Whenever I have gone to visit relatives in Fairfax, I use the 495 East side. It may be a little longer, but most times it seems quicker. I have tried the West side and it really sucks around Rockville, Bethesda, and again at 270.
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