8:20 a.m.—Traffic is bumper-to-bumper on North Avenue at the Charlestowne Mall, apparently due to a traffic signal malfunction.
Avoid North Avenue if you're commuting and in a hurry.
Traffic lights at the intersection of North Avenue (Route 64) at the intersection of Smith Road are blinking red. The backups on Kautz Road and Smith are not long, but eastbound traffic is slow on North Avenue.
The good news is that traffic opens up east of the intersection.