(Worthy News) – A convoy of truckers protesting COVID-19 restrictions made its way to Washington, D.C., on Monday, adding to weekday traffic around the Capital Beltway and within the city in what appears to be the convoy’s biggest show of force yet.
Heavy traffic was reported on Interstate 495 and others in the National Capital Region throughout the day. The convoy made its way from Hagerstown, Maryland, where it had gathered for more than a week. The convoy made its way into Washington on the 14th Street Bridge on I-395, drove to I-695, and then crossed the Anacostia River in a return to the Beltway, the Washington Post reported.
In an attempt to control the situation, the Metropolitan Police Department closed multiple “streets and highway exits,” according to a statement from the city government. “These rolling road closures are occurring in real-time as they are needed, and will be lifted as soon as they are no longer necessary,” the statement concludes. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]