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Zoo Closes at 5pm Due to Large Crowds; Woodley Park Metro a Mess

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm 20 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user dullshick

I’ve never heard of the Zoo closing for crowds before. Wild. I may or may not have used the term Zoosanity on twitter.

From twitter @NationalZoo:

“We closed at 5 pm today due to capacity spring crowds. Parking is difficult this time of year, so take Metro if you’re able!”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Traffic Congestion: 2600-3500 Conn Ave NW (Zoo Area) heavy pedestrian traffic due to early closure of the Zoo/expect delays”

From @WMATA:

“Woodley Park : Entry to the station from street level maybe restricted due to crowding. Customers may utilize Cleveland Park.”

Update 6:20pm from @WMATA:

“Woodley Park entrance no longer being restricted, down escalator has been turned back on. (6:18p) ^BA”

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