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Important Note For Those Attending Tonight’s Caps Game

By Scott Hurrey | December 4th, 2008

I just received this note from the Caps. Anyone attending tonight’s Capitals-Islanders tilt will want to read this:

Street Closures & Parking Restrictions For 2008 Pageant of Peace.

(Washington, D.C.) The Metropolitan Police Department has provided the
following information regarding street closures and parking restrictions
for the 2008 Pageant of Peace on Thursday, December 4, 2008.  The
ceremony for the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree is scheduled to
take place at 5 p.m. on the Ellipse near the White House.  Please note
the times and locations of the road closures have been amended.
Amended Road Closures:

-Beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2008, and
in effect until the completion of the ceremonies, there will be no
traffic allowed northbound or southbound on 15th Street, NW, between E
Street and Constitution Avenue.

-Beginning at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2008, and
in effect until the completion of the ceremonies there will also be no
traffic allowed northbound or southbound on 17th Street, NW, between
Constitution Avenue and New York Avenue.

Parking Restrictions:
(These restrictions remain the same as previously released.)

-From 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, there will be no
parking allowed on 15th Street, NW, between Pennsylvania and
Constitution Avenues.

-There will also be no parking allowed during that time on 17th Street,
NW, between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues.

These street closings and related parking restrictions are subject to
change without notice based upon prevailing conditions.

Traffic delays may occur during this event and motorists should consider
alternative routes to avoid the area if possible.  The Metropolitan
Police Department and the Department of Transportation (DDOT) encourage
motorists to expect increased pedestrian traffic around this event and
to exercise caution.

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