Crowds Of 1 Million Or More To Test DC

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The crowds have been streaming into the center of the nation's capital since before dawn this morning, packing the National Mall from the Capitol to the Washington Monument to see Barack Obama's swearing in as the nation's 44th president.

By 7 a.m., transit officials said more than 200,000 people had entered Washington's Metro transit system. Huge lines had formed outside subway stations, and a Metro spokeswoman says the platforms have been extremely crowded, while lines at fare machines have been 10 people deep at points.

For weeks, officials have been urging people to arrive early, and people have heeded the advice.

In addition to thoses gathering on the Mall, thousands more are gathering along the parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 37872524 - kake.com/a?a=37872524
Gray Television, Inc.