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Navy Yard opens garages for employees to get cars

5:36 AM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
Police cars sit parked at the entrance to the Washington Navy Yard September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Navy says several garages and all surface parking lots are opening at Washington Navy Yard for employees to retrieve their private vehicles.

The Navy says the military installation is reopening for business for Mission Essential personnel only on Wednesday after a shooting rampage on Monday. The garages will open at 9 a.m., but officials urged employees to stagger their times to retrieve cars to avoid any traffic jams.

In a posting on its Facebook page, the Navy said the yard remains an active crime scene. It will be open for business on Wednesday, and employees are urged to telecommute.

Access to Building 197 is prohibited. That is where Aaron Alexis fatally shot 12 people before he killed by police Monday.

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