Email signup

Roads Closed for the 2015 NHL Winter Classic and Metro Schedule for New Year’s Eve and Day

Photo via WMATA

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department would like to advise the public and members of the media of the following street closures in connection with the 2015 NHL Winter Classic scheduled for Thursday, January 1, 2015.

The proceeding streets will be closed beginning approximately at 8:30 am and should reopen by 6:30 pm.

Roads Closed:

Potomac Ave between South Capitol Street & First Street, S.E
First Street between Potomac Ave & M Street, S.E.
N Street between South Capitol Street & Tingey Street, S.E.
Van Street between M Street & N Street, S.E.
Half Street between M Street & N Street, S.E.
Cushing Place between M Street & N Street, S.E.

Heavy congestion is expected and motorists should avoid passing through the area, particularly because of the large volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic going to National’s Stadium where the event is scheduled to kick-off. Motorists should tailor their journeys accordingly and may wish to consider alternative routes.


“Metrorail will stay open two hours later than normal — until 2 a.m. — on New Year’s Eve (early New Year’s Day) for the benefit of holiday revelers.

Metro will run additional trains before and after the NHL Winter Classic on Thursday, January 1.

On New Years Day, Metrorail will operate on a Sunday schedule on all lines from 7 a.m. until midnight. Metro will add 8-car trains before and after the Winter Classic to provide extra capacity for customers attending the event. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at Metro-operated facilities.

There is no scheduled track work on January 1.”

Recent Stories

“Dear PoPville, I’m writing to let you know that there is a vigil for the victims of the earthquake in Syria and Turkey happening tonight at 7PM in Dupont Circle….

Sweet City Ride

Thanks to Oscar for sending. Sweet City Ride is made possible by readers like you! Email your finds to [email protected]

“WUST Radio Music Hall II 815 V Street NW Washington DC 1986” photo by Michael Horsley Ed. Note: If this was you, please email [email protected] so I can put you…

Your Afternoon Animal Fix

“Zeus, SW, DC” If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of…

Coffee & Canvas Art Market by Artbae

Join us early starting at 11am at metrobar for DC’s “Coffee & Canvas Art Market” presented by Artbae (@artbaeonline), featuring a variety of local coffees, brunch treats, cocktails, music, vendors, and visual and live art! The event runs 11am-5pm and

Friendship Place Webinar Supporting the LGBTQ+ Unhoused

We are excited to invite you to a free webinar and community discussion presented by the premier housing service provider for the unhoused in the DC region, Friendship Place. This event will be held on March 21st at Noon via


Subscribe to our mailing list