Busy weekend for street events in D.C. area


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To Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in D.C. and Four Courts Four Miler Race in Arlington, add Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Constitution Avenue NW.

The Capital Weather Gang wants those heading for the events that start Saturday morning to know the chance of showers has diminished and is below 5 percent. However, they will have to deal with a somewhat chilly start.

Sunday’s paraders may be cheered by a bit of sun early on, but by mid-to-late afternoon, the gang says, the sky will cloud over in advance of a wintry storm system. Keep an eye on that for the Monday morning rush, as well.

St. Patrick’s Parade

The parade will form on the National Mall, then go west on Constitution Avenue, from Seventh Street to 17th Street NW.

D.C. police said Seventh Street will be closed between Constitution and Independence avenues from noon to 3 p.m. The streets near Constitution Avenue also will be closed during these hours, police said.

The nearest Metrorail stations to the parade route are Federal Triangle, Archives and Smithsonian. Red Line riders may prefer to walk south a few blocks from the Metro Center or Gallery Place stations.

See also
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to jam D.C. streets this weekend. (Includes details on Four Miler.)
Light weekend for Metro track work.

Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region.
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