Security footprint grows in nation’s capital ahead of inauguration


Guard members in D C will likely outnumber Spectators for the presidential inauguration this year. year. More More than than 20,000 20,000 Guard Guard members members are are expected expected as as part part of of the the massive massive never never before before seen seen security security presence presence in in the the nation's nation's capital. capital. National National mall mall is is closed closed to the public in a security perimeter includes the areas around the Capitol, the White House and portions of downtown surrounding jurisdictions air helping including Virginia, which is shutting down for major bridges leading into downtown D. C. Under an agreement between Virginia and the Secret Service. A bunch of bridges will close to traffic and pedestrians at 6 A.m. Tuesday and stay closed until 6 A.m. Thursday. They include the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge and the 14th Street Bridge. To my knowledge there have never Then this many D C mainline bridge is closed for such a long duration. W T o p traffic reporter Dave Dill Dine I 3 95 is DC's busiest roads, The bridges the freeway, so closing that will have regional effects. More traffic on the Wilson Bridge. More local local traffic traffic on on the the key key and and Shane Shane Bridges. Bridges. Michelle Michelle Bash Bash w w T T o o P P News News in in

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