The International Nuclear Security Summit begins this morning and runs into Wednesday at the DC Convention Center. Extremely tight security measures and many travel restrictions have been in place since last night for sections of the city, especially the area around the Convention Center. President Obama is hosting the event and attending heads of state include Germany, France, Russia, China, India, Pakistan and Brazil. (Is Carla Bruni coming to town again?)
List of Closures
You can read the full list of measures put into place by the city, Homeland Security and other federal agencies. Remember that foot traffic is affected in addition to street traffic, which includes buses; you will not be able to walk through certain areas. Check the list before setting out for work.
With dozens of heads of state in town, it is a good bet that traffic will be affected in adjacent areas of the city as VIPs travel between their respective embassies and the Convention Center.
DC Alerts and DDoT Tweets
To find out what is going on in the city in terms of traffic problems, street closures and other issues, get alerts with Alert DC, which you can receive via email and cell phone. You can sign up online.
Street Sweeping Suspended in Limited Area
In addition, Department of Public Works is suspending street cleaning in a large area around the Convention Center, all the way west to 15th Street NW and north to Florida Avenue NW:
DC Public Works will suspend residential mechanical street sweeping (Monday, April 12-Wednesday, April 14) within a limited area to help residents whose parking spaces will be lost due to the Nuclear Security Summit, April 12-13, at the Convention Center. The area affected is: Florida Avenue, NW (northern boundary) H Street, NW (southern boundary) 5th Street, NW (eastern boundary) 15th Street, NW (western boundary).