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Relative normalcy returns after summit

The last two days haven't been easy ones for commuters trekking into and through the District. The stretches of downtown that were shut down due to the Nuclear Security Summit -- streets closed surrounding the convention center, bus detours, a Metro station being closed -- choked off big traffic conduits. Traffic was light on Monday, as people stayed home, but on Tuesday it seemed like more people hit the road (and it was gray and rainy, which is always great when combined with road closures).

Now, the city is slowly returning to normal (relatively speaking). Streets are reopening, barriers are being lifted, et cetera. Here's what's happening:

-- The Mount Vernon Square Metro station reopened at 5 a.m. this morning.

-- The District Department of Transportation began removing barriers and reopening streets around the convention center, they Tweeted last night.

-- The DC Circulator Tweeted that it is running regular Wednesday service with no detours.

-- The Metrobus detours were lifted when service ended last night. Regular service resumes last night.

-- The parking restrictions are set to last until noon on Wednesday.

-- Trash and recycling collection courtesy of the District's Department of Public Works was suspended on Tuesday, but will resume on Friday, April 16.

By Mark Berman  |  April 14, 2010; 5:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  | Tags: nuclear security summit, nuclear security summit closures, nuclear security summit detours, nuclear security summit detours lifted  
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