Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the special security event period for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration is starting today.
Bowser said the Department of Homeland Security agreed to move up the period from the 19th in light of last week's Capitol siege.
Beginning Friday morning, Bowser said all parking garages in restricted zones will be blocked off and vehicles must remain there until after the inauguration.
Bowser has asked D.C. residents to avoid the downtown area and only travel for essential business.
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