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Thousands of Students Head Back to School in Md., Va.

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    Welcome back! Thousands of students in Maryland and Virginia area heading back to school. 

    Tuesday marks the start of the school year for students in Maryland and throughout much of northern Virginia. 

    This is the first time students in Maryland have started school after the Labor Day holiday. Students in Prince George's County will start school Wednesday. 

    Tuesday also marks a big change for commuters. 

    All throughout the month of September, commuters will likely spend more and more time during the morning and evening rush. It's a phenomenon that local traffic experts are calling "September Shock." 

    Transportation experts say depending on where you are coming from, you could spend an extra hour behind the wheel.