Road Closures, Safety Restrictions for National Christmas Tree Lighting

Obama National Christmas Tree
AP

If you're headed to Thursday's National Christmas Tree lighting on the White House's Ellipse, or if you'll be driving in the area, here are the road closures and safety regulations you need to know:

Road Closures
The following roads will be closed from 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.:

17th Street, NW closed from Independence Avenue to New York Avenue NW

15th Street, NW closed from Independence Avenue to E Street NW

Constitution Avenue from 14th Street to 18th Street NW

Madison Drive from 14th Street to 15th Street

Jefferson Drive from 14th Street to 15th Street

C St NW from 18th Street to 17th Street

D St NW from 18th Street to 17th Street

E St NW from 18th Street to 17th Street

F St NW from 18th Street to 17th Street

The following roads will be closed from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.:

Pennsylvania Avenue from 14th Street to 15th Street NW

15th Street, NW closed from Independence Avenue to New York Avenue NW

Safety Regulations
The following items are prohibited:

Tablets, iPads, tripods, monopods and camera sticks

Bags, backpacks and suitcases

Umbrellas

Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems

Animals other than service/guide dogs

Bicycles, folding chairs, balloons, coolers, glass, thermal or metal containers

Signs or flags of any kind

Any pointed objects, including pocket knives

Aerosols, tobacco products or lighters

Firearms, ammunition, fireworks, laser pointers, stun guns/tasers, mace/pepper spray, toy weapons or knives of any kind.

Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards.

The following items are permitted:

Stollers

Wheelchairs

All items will be searched.

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