north·bound | \ˈnȯrth-ˌbau̇nd \

Definition of northbound 

: traveling or headed north

Examples of northbound in a Sentence

The northbound lanes are closed.

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Two lanes on northbound I-95 in Volusia County are closed because of an RV fire Friday morning, authorities said. Michael Williams,, "RV fire closes 2 lanes on northbound I-95 in Volusia County," 13 July 2018 Those orange traffic barrels distracting your commute from westbound Interstate 90 to northbound Interstate 5 are part of a multimillion-dollar project to repair sections of roadway. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "Revive I-5: Why you see traffic barrels blocking a lane even when there’s no active construction," 9 July 2018 Thompson said officers were talking with the man, who at some point ran onto northbound I-17 and started to take his clothes off. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "Phoenix police: Man with 12-inch knife throws rocks at cars, leaps from I-17 to flee officers," 6 July 2018 In northwest suburban Schiller Park, the Illinois Tollway will close the ramps connecting Irving Park Road with the northbound Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) starting Monday as part of the widening of central I-294. Mary Wisniewski,, "Construction projects to close Ridgeland Avenue, I-294 ramps," 6 July 2018 An Ohio man was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after a single-vehicle crash on northbound I-75 in Northern Kentucky on Wednesday night. Sarah Brookbank,, "Man flown to UC Medical Center after car crash, fire in NKY," 5 July 2018 Westbound traffic: Take the Interstate 45 northbound connector. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Interstate 10, Loop 610, Gulf Freeway closures mean travel could be difficult starting July 13," 13 July 2018 Responders blocked the northbound No. 2 lane on Highway 65 at Lincoln Boulevard, causing a slowdown. Julia Sclafani, sacbee, "Motorcyclist found dead after overnight crash on Highway 65 offramp," 13 July 2018 Boise Police reported early Wednesday that a motorcyclist crashed on the eastbound off-ramp from Interstate 84 at northbound Broadway. Ruth Brown, idahostatesman, "Motorcyclist injured on eastbound I-84 off-ramp, traffic diverted," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of northbound

1823, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of northbound

: going or heading north


north·bound | \ˈnȯrth-ˌbau̇nd \

Kids Definition of northbound

: going north a northbound train

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