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Mike Salmon 571-205-3613
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Deborah Cox 804-674-2843
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Jennifer Pickett 804-786-7432
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Jan. 20, 2009



5 P.M. VIRGINIA INAUGURATION TRAFFIC CONDITION UPDATE

FAIRFAX – Virginia State Police have re-opened Interstate 395 North and Interstate 66 East to authorized vehicles only.

Both interstates were temporarily closed due to pedestrian traffic crossing the 14th Street Bridge and the Roosevelt Bridge.

The HOV-3 lanes for I-395 are open southbound and the HOV-2 lanes on I-66 are open westbound.

There are currently no significant delays on transit systems serving Virginia. As of 3:45 p.m., the Federal Triangle Metro station had reopened. The Judiciary Square Station is closed for the rest of the night.

Metro reports more than 656,800 people have used the system today. As of 4 p.m., Virginia Railway Express (VRE) reports more than 18,000 people have used the commuter rail service.

VRE service is reserved for people who have special VRE inauguration tickets. No tickets are available for purchase on VRE today

The Virginia State Police Web site has information on available transit options and transit service back to Park and Ride lots at www.vsp.virginia.gov

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