Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nuclear Summit to Make Morning Commutes Nightmare-ish

Unless you've been living in a cave, you know that starting tomorrow, you're no doubt aware that streets/traffic/commutes are about to get royally fouled up for residents of Shaw, Mt. Vernon Square, Penn Quarter and eastern Logan.

Basically, if you are an auto commuter, you will seriously want to re-think your commute tomorrow morning (or telecommute if you can). Many roads--including a rather substantial portion of Massachusetts Ave. between Mt. Vernon Square and Thomas Circle--will be closed completely. If you are a Metro commuter, be advised that the Mt. Vernon Square station (Yellow and Green lines) will be closed. Additionally, I would anticipate Metro ridership will be very heavy tomorrow.

Even walking and bike commuters will be affected, as a number of streets around the Convention Center will be closed completely. Residents along affected streets will have to supply identification to prove that they live in order to be let in past the security checkpoints.

As if all of that wasn't enough, we have been told to expect serious disruptions along non-affected streets due to protests and other Summit-related activities. In other words, avoid heading downtown tomorrow if you can.

DCist has a good summary of road closures and other things you need to know. Good luck tomorrow.

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