Capitol police to hold routine evacuation drill on Monday morning

U.S. Capitol Police will hold an evacuation exercise across Capitol grounds on Monday morning.

The agency said a campuswide evacuation drill is set to take place around 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 8. It will be conducted in coordination with its legislative branch partners.

Drivers can expect temporary road closures on portions of Constitution Avenue, Independence Avenue and D Street SE near Capitol Hill.

A law enforcement official said the drill is expected to take a few hours but any associated road closures should last less than an hour.

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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