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Sligo Creek Parkway is closed from University Boulevard to New Hampshire Avenue

According to the Office of the Chief of Police, Takoma Park:

Sligo Creek Parkway is closed from University Boulevard to New Hampshire Avenue. 

This was a decision made by the Park Police for the duration of Hurricane Irene.

 

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! 

Community Reacts: Red Line Stations Closing This Weekend

According to Metro, buses will replace trains between Rockville and Bethesda this weekend from August 5th to August 7th.

Two sections of two separate Metro lines will close this weekend, affecting thousands of commuters on the Red and Blue lines.

The biggest issue will be on the Red Line. There will be no service between the Rockville and Bethesda stations. That will close the Twinbrook, White Flint, Grosvenor-Strathmore, and Medical Center stations. The closure begins at 10:00pm Friday (August 5th) and will last through Sunday night. Regular service should be restored for the Monday morning commute (August 8).