Alert DC: Transport Trouble on 16th Street

It looks like its going to be another 16th Street Parking Lot during today’s rush hour. Alert DC has issued this Transportation Alert:

2400 Block of 16th St. NW will remain closed into & throughout rush hour. Avoid 16th St. NW if possible, use alternate routes.

Now while I don’t know why 16th is closed at Meridian Hill Park, I do think you should spend a minute to familiarize yourself with the Alert DC system.

This impressive emergency communication system is used by The DC Emergency Management Agency (DCEMA) to send emergency alerts, notifications and updates to all manner of electronic devices and email accounts.

While many alerts are of the transport and power-outage variety, they do help you decide between a traffic jam commute or communing at a patio bar

5 Comments so far

  1. beth (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 5:34 pm

    it’s a water main break, if anyone’s curious.


  2. Jack (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 6:30 pm

    It’s a water main break at meridian hill, traffic is only northbound going “singal file” til Harvard St/Columbia Rd

    yes they spelled it that way…oh DC literacy


  3. Wayan (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2007 @ 8:26 am

    And the main is still broken. From this morning’s Alert DC:

    “Due to a Water Main break NB 16th st closed at W st, NW. SB 16th st one right lane open to traffic.”


  4. Wayan (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

    “2400 Block of 16th St. NW will be closed for 6-8 hours avoid 16th St. NW if possible, please use routes.”


  5. Ana (unregistered) on May 4th, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

    It’s Friday night. Does anyone know for how long 16th Street will be closed at Harvard St. & Columbia RD?



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