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03 Feb 2019 | 11:49 PM UTC

US: Heightened security measures in DC for SOTU address February 5

United States of America News Alert

Heightened security measures, including road closures, to be implemented in Washington, DC, for annual State of the Union (SOTU) address February 5; traffic congestion expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/5/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Washington, DC


Heightened security measures are to be implemented in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 5, ahead of the annual State of the Union (SOTU) address scheduled to be delivered by President Donald Trump in the Chamber of the House of Representatives (US Capitol) at 21:00 (local time). Street closures, parking restrictions, and restricted access to the US Capitol complex are to be expected ahead of the event; a complete list of restrictions is available from the United States Capitol Police. Consequent traffic congestion is to be expected in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, particularly around the US Capitol.


Individuals in Washington, DC, are advised to prepare for transportation disruptions and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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