Today, August 1, 2006, was one of the worst traffic days of the year on the outer loop of the Washington DC beltway in the Montgomery county Maryland. A truck dropped the load of the frozen vegetables on the outer loop between Connecticut Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue overnight and cleanup continued until 9 a.m. in the morning.
The traffic was backed up from the accident site to all the way back to the Baltimore-Washington parkway on the outer loop. The southbound I-95 traffic was backed up from the 216 to the beltway to all the way around to the accident site.
The daily commute was stretched to at least the double of the normal daily duration for almost everyone using this route.