Monday, March 7, 2022

Convoy Protesting Covid Mandates Does D.C. Circuit; Capital Beltway Hit With Delays As People's Convoy Truck Protest Rolls In, and other C-Virus related stories

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Convoy protesting Covid mandates does D.C. circuit:
A large group of truck drivers who object to COVID-19 mandates drove two loops around the beltway surrounding Washington, Sunday, deliberately moving slowly to impact traffic and make their feelings known to lawmakers in the nation’s capitol.
People crowded onto overpasses, waving at the “People’s Convoy” and holding signs and American flags. Within the convoy, there were tractor-trailers with horns blaring and some recreational vehicles and pickup trucks occasionally going by, mixed with the normal traffic on Interstate 495 in Silver Springs, Md.
The convoy was moving normally — albeit slowly — and while some congestion was noted, news outlets reported traffic was able to flow around the convoy. Many vehicles had American flags, while some flew Don’t Tread on Me banners.
“We’re not even sure we can call it a convoy any more because it’s so dispersed among routine traffic at this point,” Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told The Washington Post.
Protesters staged at the Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland during the weekend before heading down a single lane of Interstate 81. Their plan was to drive onto the Capital Beltway, circle it twice and then return to Hagerstown. --->READ MORE HERE
Capital Beltway Hit With Delays As People's Convoy Truck Protest Rolls In:
Two hours ago, the first wave of the "People's Convoy" entered the Capital Beltway encircling Washington, D.C. At the time, traffic data supplied by TomTom showed the 64-mile loop around the metro area was without congestion, but that has all changed.
TomTom shows "major" and "minor" delays throughout the highway stretch.
Twitter users confirm TomTom's data, as one person said: "Got caught in this mess. DC trucker convoy - GTFOH!!!"
Here's what others are reporting on the ground.
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