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Traffic Alert: Avoid Downtown

Traffic is a mess downtown, including near the Verizon Center, site of tonight's Kid's Inaugural Concert. A Post reporter who came from Capitol Hill to the Washington Post building at 15th and L Streets reports sitting in traffic for 1 1/2 hours--after detouring well north.

The District Department of Transportation said in advisory moments ago that motorists should "detour away from the downtown area this evening. At this hour, there is traffic congestion and even gridlock at many intersections, particularly around 7th and H Streets, NW near the Verizon Center, due to the large volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In addition, barriers are being put in place in advance of road closures for the Presidential Inauguration and driving in the downtown area is expected to become even more difficult tonight."

By David A Nakamura  |  January 19, 2009; 6:58 PM ET  | Category:  Transportation
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Fortunately, no federal tax dollars are being spent for the administration of a 15-second oath.

Posted by: EliPeyton | January 20, 2009 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Its terrible.

The true and - possibly - onyl priority of the new office staff selected is the service delivered to their relatives craving for recognition.

Source of idea: Jill und Joe Biden at Oprah Winfrey: " Secretary of Foreign Affairs or Vice Präsident".

That's what count for these people. Its the first shame on the new president who tends to become a successor of Mr. Bush, if he is not able to teach his people to serve office and country.

Otherwise individuals pre-dominance will raise the same dark shadow over the global office as during the past years.

Posted by: kaburkabari | January 20, 2009 3:29 AM | Report abuse

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