Ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration tomorrow, getting into and around the nation’s capital is becoming even more complicated this morning.
Officials announced the closure of multiple bridges that connect Washington, DC, with Virginia, leaving fewer access routes between the capital city and populated suburbs.
The closures that took effect this morning include the Memorial Bridge, Key Bridge and the 14th Street Bridge, according to the DC Metropolitan Police Department.
Additional restrictions apply to bridges on 11th Street, South Capitol Street and the Southeast Freeway, the department said.
Local police and the Virginia Department of Transportation said some bridges will permit traffic to leave the district or will restrict what routes drivers may take when exiting the bridge.
The US Coast Guard announced also closing parts of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers spanned by the bridges.
The closures further restrict travel in the greater DC area. Station closures and fewer trains scheduled means the Metro public transportation network has been scaled back.
The street grid near the Capitol, White House and National Mall is closed.
Amtrak service into the DC area is also modified.