Here’s why the Washington, DC area is notorious for having incredibly bad traffic. There was a brief thunderstorm that occurred while I was driving to my therapist’s office. There was a sudden backup traffic because at some point, right at the spur where the Capital Beltway (I-495) splits off from I-95, there was this accident. A pickup truck hauling a U-Haul trailer somehow manages to block three lanes of the Capital Beltway while two SUV’s are nearby. Everyone had to drive around that mess by getting into the one remaining lane that breaks off into I-495. The traffic was so slow that I managed to take this shot with my smartphone while waiting to merge into the lane so I could go past that mess.

Why DC Traffic Sucks