- Associated Press - Sunday, August 3, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials are warning Washington’s commute to and from work will be more difficult this week due to street closures and detours for a summit of U.S. and African leaders.

The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1AMKZnv ) reports participants are arriving Sunday for the summit involving 40 African nations. The gridlock could be the worst Tuesday and Wednesday around the White House, Foggy Bottom, the Tidal Basin and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal workers to expect “significant disruptions” in their daily commutes. The government is urging agencies to consider allowing employees to adjust their work schedules.

The D.C. Department of Transportation says driving downtown is not a good idea this week because there will be many rolling road closures. Some street protests also are expected.


Information from: The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com



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