I don’t know about you but this is quite sinister to me.
Commuters riding on Interstate 95 in Virginia noticed several alert signs warning drivers to not head toward DC.
The alert signs stated: “Avoid Travel To DC”.
Take a look at the alert signs yourself:
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 18, 2021
Electric signs on the highway like the one below, say avoid travel to DC on January 20. This is a head of the Presidential inauguration. I also saw that exits towards downtown DC & the Capitol, were blocked off of by police. #CapitolBuilding #WashingtonDC pic.twitter.com/VbEaoe6BIu
— JOSH NAVARRO (@JoshNavarroTV) January 16, 2021
"Avoid travel to DC 1/19 – 1/21"
On 95N 30 miles south of the city… pic.twitter.com/pEKGgEpQrk
— Quotes HEX (@FreddieQuotes) January 16, 2021
DC is totally being shut down!
Not only are there alert signs telling people to stay out of DC but they are shutting down bridges too.
Reminder: TR Bridge, 14th St Bridges (Rochambeau & Arland Williams, Jr) closures start at 6AM tomorrow (Tues 1/19) to support @SecretService security efforts for #Inauguration2021. Plan now to *avoid* travel to DC! Read full list of closures here: https://t.co/Gh3sp1C9Bt. pic.twitter.com/K4Cso4KVla
— VDOT Northern VA 😷 (@VaDOTNOVA) January 18, 2021
CNN shared these details:
The Washington Monument is closed for two weeks. The National Mall is off limits. A suspension on museum visits and indoor dining has been extended. Airbnb has canceled all DC area inauguration week reservations. And the mayor of Washington and the governors of Virginia and Maryland have joined forces in discouraging people from traveling to attend the inauguration.
Tourism officials are echoing those calls.
Warning signs to avoid DC is the only thing keeping people away from our nations’ capital.
Various checkpoints have also been put up inside the city.
Green Zone checkpoint, Washington DC pic.twitter.com/VN43nXNXLb
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 17, 2021