The thousands of people who swarmed into downtown Washington on Saturday to celebrate the Nationals’ World Series win were advised to take public transportation because of projected large crowds and road closures.
But the throngs may be even more than transportation officials had expected.
Soon after the parade began Saturday, Metro tweeted that it was closing the entrance of the National Archives station because of overcrowding.
Along with Federal Triangle and Judiciary Square stations, the National Archives station is closest to the parade route.
Several people tweeted from inside the Archives station about the crowds, including one person who snapped a picture of people swarming near an escalator.
The D.C. Circulator tweeted Saturday that it was suspending its service to the Mall because of the Nationals’ World Series parade. Officials did not say how long service would be out or when it would resume.
Several major streets are closed, causing some Metrobus routes near the Mall to be detoured.
The parade began at 2 p.m., starting at 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, and proceeded east along Constitution. It will end at Pennsylvania Avenue and Third Street NW, where there will be a rally at 3:30 p.m.
To accommodate the crowds, Metro has been running extra trains to operate at rush-hour levels.
An earlier version of this story said the D.C. Circulator had suspended its service. The story should have said the bus system suspended its service to the Mall.