Bicyclist struck and killed on N.Y. Ave.
2:55 A.M. UPDATE:The bicyclist was struck by a D.C. National Guard vehicle, according to a statement from the Nuclear Security Summit Joint Information Center. D.C police are investigating the incident.
The intersection is about four blocks southwest of the summit site, and was outside the area that was closed to traffic, but at a place where parking was restricted
7:23 P.M. UPDATE: A bicyclist was killed Monday night after she was struck by a vehicle connected with the Nuclear Security Summit being held at the Washington Convention Center, authorities said.
The bicyclist, a woman, was hit about 6 p.m. at the corner of 12th and New York Avenue NW, said D.C. police spokesman Quintin Peterson.
"It was horrific," said a woman who declined to give her name, but was clearly shaken after seeing the incident as she emerged from a nearby restaurant.
Further details were not immediately available.
-- Martin Weil
6:40 P.M. UPDATE: The District Department of Transportation reports that a pedestrian was struck at 12th Street and New York Avenue NW. More details to come. Expect additional delays in the area. .
6:05 P.M. UPDATE: Traffic is backing up at 11th and K streets NW and Massachusetts Avenue and L Street NW.
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5: 40 P.M. UPDATE: Despite smooth going in most of the District, despite the closing of a wide swath of the downtown core, traffic problems did appear on the Beltway. Maryland-bound traffic was crawling across the American Legion Bridge, with delays extending from the I-270 Spur into Virginia. Traffic improves noticeably after that.
5:33 P.M. UPDATE: Dr. Gridlock reports that D.C. streets east of the barriers around Mount Vernon Square, including those approaching I-395, remain relatively calm in all directions.
Original post: Dr. Gridlock reports that D.C. police are very active at downtown intersections this afternoon. They are occasionally halting traffic at major intersections, such as those along 14th Sreet. NW. There are more motorcades and there is somewhat more
gridlock than this morning.
The District Department of Transportation has reported some areas as having congestion issues, such as 11th Street NW at Massachusetts Avenue. DDOt officials said drivers should avoid that intersection.
The agency says those driving southbound on 10th Street must turn right at L Street.
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