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Autobots rolling out

[This post will be continually updated as new information becomes available]

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What's happening: Day 4 and where are the Autobots? There's no sign of the sun and no sign of Optimus Prime. A report prepared by Post videographer Anna Uhls said the Transformers will face exile in the next sequel. Have they already abandoned Washington, disappearing in a flash of pyrotechnics outside the Capitol? Or perhaps even Transformers need their rest.

2 p.m. Update: D.C. Film office spokesman Josh Friedman said most filming for "Transformers 3" has wrapped at this point, though crews may be doing some "pickup shots." The Autobots and the Decepticons are packing up and preparing to move on.

If you spot an Autobot or a Decepticon, let us know. Here's a map of other Transformer sightings around the area. Use #transformers to tell us where you are and what you saw!

Street closures
-- Maryland Avenue SW between Third Street and Sixth Street SW (until 4 p.m. Thursday).

Parking restrictions
-- Virginia Avenue NW between 18th and 21st streets, until 7 a.m. Friday.
-- 18th Street NW between New York and Constitution avenues, until 7 a.m. Friday.
-- Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Third and Sixth streets, from 7 a.m. Monday until 7 p.m. Thursday.
-- Third Street between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW, from 6:30 p.m. Monday until 7 a.m. Thursday.
-- Fourth Street between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW, until 7 a.m. Thursday.
-- Independence Avenue SW between Third and Seventh streets, from 6:30 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Thursday.
-- Maryland Avenue SW between Third Street and Independence Avenue, from 6:30 p.m. Monday through 10 a.m. Thursday.
-- 20th Street NW between C Street and Constitution Avenue, until noon Friday.
-- 21st Street NW between C Street and Constitution Avenue, until noon Friday.

-- Michael D. Bolden

If you spot a star or a film crew, you can share the news in the comments below or e-mail

Production hotline for closures: 202-540-8039.

Reports from the set:
-- Congress to exile Autobots
-- Bumblebee collides with a D.C. police SUV
-- Bumblebee (or his understudy) lives

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If these Transformers could succeed in burying the overhead wires that seem to keep coming down with every drizzle, they will be very welcome.

Posted by: edallan | October 5, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Too bad the robots can't transform the script.

Posted by: rj2835a | October 5, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Transformers!?!?! - Cool!!!!!!!!!
Too bad that hot chick Megan Fox isn't going to be in the movie. The Adams Morgan crowd might get a thrill out of Shia LaBeuf though.

Posted by: TheChampishere | October 5, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

wow - so not only will a bunch of crucial Metro stations be closed down on Monday - when a whole lot of non-federal people will be working - but parking on many streets nearby will be prohibited also. Way to look after city residents!

Posted by: hohandy1 | October 5, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

omg omg omg omg omg omg omg...! (breaks into song) The Transformers... more than meets the eye!

Posted by: eunicedelrosario | October 5, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Uhhh... @hohandy1 , Monday is a holiday. So stop fretting.

Posted by: eunicedelrosario | October 5, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Monday isn't a holiday for everyone.

Posted by: DOEJN | October 5, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I like this sentence:

"He noted, though, that 'certainly the Mall will be open. It's a public space.'"

All the streets are public spaces as well. It's just that the city allowed them to take over certain ones for the filming.

Posted by: 1995hoo | October 5, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Any idea whether parking restrictions will affect bus stops in the listed areas?

Posted by: nevermindtheend | October 5, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Wow, what a list!
Should be fun viewing for anyone able to get close to the filming site.

Posted by: eabgarnet | October 5, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm cynically eager to see just how much worse than Revenge of the Fallen this movie can manage to be. I would have suspected that's as low as it's possible to go, but some of the leaked information seems to indicate that yes, it can in fact get worse.

Posted by: amm72 | October 11, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

It can always get worse.

Posted by: Aerowaz | October 11, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Those are even uglier than stink bugs.

These nasty-lookin' Transformers(TM) asSUV mofos should do a series of dumbed-down PSAs on road safety for all of the arrested-development local speed freaks that have been running down peds in the last few weeks.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | October 11, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

If I told you how easy it is to get a job in this recession, you wouldn't believe me. But the truth is more employers are going online to find people just like you and me who are ready to work at a good job (one that pays good!). The only thing that makes sense is to stop wasting time driving around all day filling out a dozen applications and going from one boring low paying job to another. I found this site that pretty much matches you up with your dream job that is available in your city right now. I have found it very helpful. Go to

Posted by: hell047 | October 12, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Every single escalator at Vienna is out of service.

Metro reports no escalators out of service.

Every single fare gate at Vienna is out of service.

Is this the fault of the decepticons as well?

Posted by: getjiggly1 | October 13, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

How about blaming the fact that the Red Line was single tracking this morning because of a train malfunction. Seems to is no mention of red line delays on this site.

Posted by: mmad2 | October 13, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

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