USA Today: Rain, not trucker protest, slows D.C.-area traffic
Traffic on the Capital Beltway around Washington was slow on Friday, but the culprits were largely steady rain and a heavy volume of weekday commuters, not a purported 3-day rolling protest by independent truckers.
Video cams occasionally showed three trucks rolling side by side, clogging up cars and other trucks behind them, but the Beltway otherwise keep truckin’.
…. Although organizers of the “Ride for the Constitution” said thousands – perhaps as many as 10,000 – trucks would take part, at mid-morning, only about 30 or so tractor-trailers were spotted on the Inner Loop of the Beltway that circles Washington through Maryland and Virginia….
Many of the trucks bore the official Twitter hashtag of the ride – #T2SDA – which stands for “Truckers to Shut Down America.”