Below is one of the emails we received:
Good morning Mr. Mayor,
This morning again, New Hampshire Ave was backed up bumper to bumper due to road work. The backup went all the way down to Route 88. This is not the first or second time in the recent weeks that there was construction being down in the early rush hour morning.
The Mayor released the following statement:
I checked with traffic and safety about this. Apparently JCP&L declared some type of emergency and did not inform LPD before before closing down the lane. I am still waiting to hear back as to what necessitated the closure. Our protocol says they should let LPD know about needed lane closures and do everything possible not to close down streets until after 10:00AM & be finished by 3:30.
Traffic & Safety will reiterate this with them to try to avoid issues like this in the future, While emergencies cannot be predicted, communication and planning should not be ignored.
Thank you for reaching out