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Thursday traffic update

April 14, 2011

Traffic updates from Herald-Mail mobile reporter Caleb Calhoun:

12:07 p.m.: Traffic is running much more smoothly now with the wrecks from this morning cleared up.


Dual Highway traffic is still sluggish in Hagerstown, as is the traffic downtown, but there is nothing major slowing down traffic.

I-270 traffic is running smoothly from Frederick to I-495, and I-70 traffic is running smoothly from Hagerstown to Baltimore with the exception of a disabled vehicle in the middle of the highway eastbound just  prior to I-695.

On U.S. 15 southbound, one lane is closed for roadwork just prior to Thurmont.

Another lane is closed on I-68 eastbound just past Cumberland.

In Frederick, U.S. 40 eastbound traffic is slow between I-70 and U.S. 15, and East Patrick Street is slow downtown.


8:54 a.m.: In Hagerstown the only traffic slowdowns are being caused by signal light delays on Dual Highway and downtown.

Traffic is still slow on I-270 southbound with delays around Urbana and Rockville from two earlier incidents. It's also slow from Frederick to Clarksburg and from Germantown to I-495.

The accident on I-70 eastbound near Mt. Airy is still no longer causing heavy delays around New Market, as only one vehicle was involved. Traffic on I-70 is still sluggish from Sykesville to Baltimore, though.

I-81 southbound traffic only has a minor slow spot in Martinsburg, W.Va., but northbound is fine.

U.S. 340 eastbound traffic is sluggish from Charles Town into Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

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Md. 355 is just having some signal light delays and is a little sluggish.

In Frederick, traffic on U.S. 15 southbound is slow at the Golden Mile, and it's slow going both ways between Jefferson and Adamstown. Monocacy Boulevard is still closed between South Street and East Patrick Street due to a sinkhole. The exit ramp from I-70 westbound to South Street is also closed.There are also some signal light delays at the Golden Mile, and Jefferson Street is sluggish.

In Hagerstown the only traffic slowdowns are being caused by signal light delays on Dual Highway and downtown.

8:19 a.m.: Hagerstown traffic is still seeing usual slowdowns, with signal light delays on the Dual Highway, West Washington Street and Washington Avenue.

Both accidents on I-270 southbound, in Urbana just after Md. 80 and near Rockville just before Falls Road, have been cleared off. Traffic is still slow, though, in that direction around Urbana, from Frederick to Clarksburg and from Germantown to I-495.

There is another accident on I-70 eastbound near Mt. Airy causing causing delays around New Market, and traffic is also sluggish from Sykesville to Baltimore.

I-81 traffic is slow southbound heading into Winchester, Va., but northbound is fine.

U.S. 340 eastbound traffic is sluggish from Charles Town into Harpers Ferry, and U.S. 340 westbound is slow around Jefferson.

Md. 355 is just having some signal light delays and is a little sluggish.

In Frederick, traffic on U.S. 15 southbound is slow at the Golden Mile, and it's slow going both ways between Jefferson and Adamstown. Monocacy Boulevard is still closed between South Street and East Patrick Street due to a sinkhole. The exit ramp from I-70 westbound to South Street is also closed. There are also some signal light delays at the Golden Mile, and Jefferson Street is sluggish.

7:57 a.m.: Hagerstown traffic is still seeing usual slowdowns, with signal light delays on the Dual Highway, West Washington Street and Washington Avenue.

Traffic on I-270 southbound is now backed up because of two accidents. One is just after Md. 80 in Urbana, causing delays in that direction, and the other was a two-vehicle collision near Rockville just before Falls Road. Traffic was already slow from Frederick to Clarksburg and from Germantown to I-495, so this will make it worse.

There is now also an accident on I-70 eastbound just before New Market, causing delays in that direction.

I-81 traffic is slow southbound in Inwood and Falling Waters, in West virginia but northbound is fine.

U.S. 340 eastbound traffic is sluggish from Charles Town into Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and U.S. 340 westbound is slow around Jefferson, Md.

Md. 355 is just having some signal light delays and is a little sluggish.

In Frederick, traffic on U.S. 15 southbound is slow at the Golden Mile, and it's slow going both ways between Jefferson and Adamstown. Monocacy Boulevard is still closed between South Street and East Patrick Street due to a sinkhole. The exit ramp from I-70 westbound to South Street is also closed. There are also some signal light delays at the Golden Mile, and Jefferson Street is sluggish.



7:36 a.m.: Hagerstown traffic is still seeing usual slowdowns, with signal light delays on the Dual Highway, West Washington Street and Washington Avenue.

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