Traffic, rain and subway stops create a perfect storm for commuters

Lori Aratani Reporter focuses on traffic issues, including airports, airlines and national rail and metro systems. November 9th, 10:08 pm Rain, a holiday weekend and the closure of two major tube stations combined Friday night to create chaos for commuters and travelers to and from Reagan National Airport. Frustrated and impatient, commuters and travelers seemed to be rooting for the closure of Crystal City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport subway stations for what has been called chaos, absolute chaos, stagnation and "total chaos" on various Twitter posts The gap between the blue and yellow lines should be closed due to planned station shutdowns for repairs. But rain and heavier traffic than usual disrupted the schedule, delayed the buses, made long waits for them, clogged the streets and allegedly led taxi drivers to get out and leave. "The airport is teeming with stranded passengers," wrote a Twitter user. "The streets are still", while the passengers "from Crystal City" went to the airport to get flights. Metro said a mix of traffic and weather hindered shuttle bus operation. "We apologize," it said.

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