Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Fireworks Crowd in Washington Provides Test of Evacuation Plan

"After the last of the fireworks expired over the Mall, thousands of people rushed to their cars on Monday night to beat the traffic heading out of the city. Many of them also happened to take part in Washington's largest evacuation drill since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"The city's transportation department wanted to see if it could flush traffic in just 45 minutes through the main routes leading south from the city, across the Potomac River toward the Virginia suburbs." ...

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