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Authorities Warn of Traffic Impact from ‘Occupy’ March

by ARLnow.com | November 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm | 1,899 views | 42 Comments

Local authorities are warning of possible rush hour traffic impacts as a result of today’s scheduled Occupy NoVA and Occupy D.C. marches to the Key Bridge.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) are advising the public about the possibility of traffic delays during the evening rush hour today (17 Nov) due to a planned demonstration and march by Occupy DC in the vicinity of the Key Bridge and McPherson Square.

The demonstration / march is scheduled to begin at 1430 and continue through the evening rush hour. Potential impacts include the possibility of heavy pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic between the Key Bridge, McPherson Square, and surrounding areas.

Arlington and D.C. police are stationed on either side of the Key Bridge to ensure the march remains orderly.

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