Washington, D.C. prepares for inauguration celebration

WASHINGTON, DC (WMC-TV) - Now that the 2008 presidential election is history, Washington D.C. is getting ready for the presidential Inauguration.

A record number of people are expected to attend President-Elect Barack Obama's inauguration in January. Now, police are planning for the massive crowds and warning people to expect street closures and detours.

Police say Washington residents and visitors should also be ready for extra security and long lines.

If you want to attend the inaugural parade January 20th in Washington D.C., keep in mind it is open to the public and tickets are not required.

The official website for the inauguration has detailed information if your school or organization wants to tryout and be a part of the parade's festivities.

Again, keep in mind no tickets are required to attend the inaugural parade.

You can also sign up for email updates about the inauguration to get news and information.

If you plan to go, book your hotel and travel plans now.

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