Sunday, January 13, 2013
Plan your commute carefully on Jan. 21.
While fewer people are expected to attend President Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 21, projections still show between 600,000 and 800,000 people will be there. That alone would cause an increase in traffic on Washington, DC's roads, buses, trains and sidewalks. For safety and security reasons, a number of roads surrounding the National Mall will be closed on Jan. 21. Some Metrorail stations and Metrobus routes will be affected as well. The District of Columbia's Presidential Inauguration 2013 website details the status of road access into Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day: The following roads will be closed from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21: The website also lists all of the "emergency no parking zones" in effect between 7 a.…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Street closed for four hours on Friday and Monday.
A stretch of Jefferson Street in downtown Hyattsville will be closed for about four hours on Friday, Oct. 5 and Monday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each day. According to Hyattsville Communications Manager Abby Sandel, the street will be closed between 44th Avenue and 43rd Place to install conduits for parking lot lighting in the city's Jefferson Street parking lot, which is currently undergoing renovations. Parents of children at Hyattsville Elementary School need not fear a traffic backup. "Our contractor has been notified that all work is to be complete and the road reopened by 1:00 p.m. to ensure a safe dismissal from Hyattsville Elementary School," according to a Nixle alert sent out to residents.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Find out where to stay cool in the county.
Update, 1:15 p.m.: More cooling centers have opened across Prince George's County. The Camp Spring Senior Activity Center has lost power and is no longer available. Original Story: With temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s and 137,000 Pepco customers without power around Prince George's County, it's going to be tough to stay cool after Friday night's storm. The county has opened eight cooling stations and five libraries for residents who need a place to cool off: The following Prince George’s County Public Libraries have air conditioning and will be open until 5 p.m.: All county roads are open, but if residents see downed trees they should call the Prince George's County Department of Public Works at 301-324-2710. Also remember to …