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Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union

All recreational and commercial traffic will be prohibited around the nation's capitol Wednesday because of the State of the Union address.

The Coast Guard announced it would establish a temporary security zone from noon to midnight, including the Potomac River from the Francis Scott Key Bridge (U.S. Route 29) down to Potomac River buoy No. 4, approximately 1 mile north of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from shoreline to shoreline. The security zone will include the Georgetown Channel Tidal Basin as well as the Anacostia River from the 11th Street Bridge down to its confluence with the Potomac River.

For vessels seeking authorization to enter or transit the security zone, contact the Coast Guard at (410) 576-2693 or by marine-band radio on VHF channel 16.