Boaters Feeling Code Orange Effects
Motorists and truck drivers around Capitol Hill and other areas of downtown D.C. aren’t the only vehicles feeling the effects of the Orange Alert. A new rule that went into effect when the terror level was raised requires commercial boats operating north of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and up to the Key Bridge to get in touch with the Coast Guard. Desmond Fletcher with the Coast Guard Washington says these boats will have to provide their position, number of people on board, and the name of the vessel. Recreational boaters may be approached by the Coast Guard or DC’s Harbor Patrol to determine their status.