Large portion of D.C. off-limits to trucks

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Truckers making runs into D.C. may want to start considering an alternate route.

The U.S. Capitol Police announced yesterday that a 40-block area surrounding the capitol will be off-limits to heavy trucks as of 5 a.m. this morning.

The perimeter that will be closed to trucks runs from 2nd Street in the east, 3rd Street in the west, Massachusetts Avenue on the north and D Street on the south.

Included in that area are the U.S. Capitol, House and Senate office buildings, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and part of the National Mall. The closed off area includes two arteries for commercial truck traffic – Independence Avenue and Constitution Avenue.

Security officials say there has been no specific security threat, but the move is a preventive measure.

The length of the closures has yet to be determined, but police will be on-hand to re-route trucks and offer information about alternative routes.

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