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Coast Guard To Close Georgetown Waterways For SOTU

And street closures too.

Coast Guard To Close Georgetown Waterways For SOTU

The U.S. Coast Guard will enforce closed waterways near Georgetown during the president's State of The Union Address Tuesday night. 

Starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m., the coast guard will enforce a security zone, limiting or prohibiting commercial or recreational use of the waterways. 

The zone includes the Georgetown Tidal Basin, the Potomac River from the Key Bridget to about two miles north of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the Anacostia River from the 11th Street Bridge to the Potomac River, a U.S. Coast Guard statement said. 

"Entering or operating in the security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the captain of the port of Baltimore. Vessels already at berth, mooring or anchor at the time the security zone is implemented are not required to depart the security zone," the statement said. 

The U.S. Capitol Police will also be closing several areas in D.C. 

Here's where to avoid, from a Metropolitan Police Department release:

Restricted Access - Capitol Square

The following area will be restricted to event credentialed and authorized pedestrians only beginning at6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014:

• First Street between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW

• Independence Avenue between First Street, SW and First Street, SE

• First Street between Independence Avenue, SE and Constitution Avenue, NE

• Constitution Avenue between First Street, NE and First Street, NW

Road Closures

The U.S. Capitol Police will put the following road closures (affecting vehicular traffic) into effect onTuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and will lift these restrictions upon conclusion of the event:

• North Side of Capitol Square

o D Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW

o C Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW

o Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street, NE & Louisiana Avenue, NW

o Delaware Avenue between Columbus Circle & Constitution Avenue, NE

o New Jersey Avenue, NW between Louisiana Avenue, & Constitution Avenue, NW

o Pennsylvania Avenue between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, NW

o East Capitol Street between 2nd Street, & 1st Street, NE/SE

o 1st Street between Columbus Circle, NE & C Street, SE

o 1st Street between Louisiana Avenue, NW & Washington Avenue, SW

o 2nd Street NE between Constitution Avenue & East Capitol Street NE

• South Side of Capitol Square

o Maryland Avenue, SW between 1st Street, & 3rd Street, SW

o Independence Avenue between 2nd Street, SE & Washington Avenue, SW

o C Street between 1st Street, SE & Washington Avenue, SW

o Delaware Avenue between Washington Avenue, SW & C Street, SW

o New Jersey Avenue between Independence Avenue, & D Street, SE

o South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue & D Street, SE/SW

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