Germany closes four motorways for Bush visit

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15 February 2005, MAINZ - German police are to seal off stretches of four motorways for several hours as part of stringent security measures for next week's visit of US President George W. Bush. Shipping on stretches of the Rhine and Main rivers will also be stopped while an all-day flight ban for small private aircraft is to be imposed in a 60-kilometre radius around Mainz, police said. Passenger plane traffic at Frankfurt international airport will not be affected by the security measures for Bush's visi

15 February 2005

MAINZ - German police are to seal off stretches of four motorways for several hours as part of stringent security measures for next week's visit of US President George W. Bush.

Shipping on stretches of the Rhine and Main rivers will also be stopped while an all-day flight ban for small private aircraft is to be imposed in a 60-kilometre radius around Mainz, police said.

Passenger plane traffic at Frankfurt international airport will not be affected by the security measures for Bush's visit to Mainz on Wednesday 23 February.

Police said stretches of four motorways between Frankfurt, Mainz and Wiesbaden will be closed for four hours in the morning and four hours in the afternoon and evening for Bush's visit.

The president will be landing at Frankfurt airport southwest of Frankfurt before being driven to Mainz about 25 kilometres away.

First Lady Laura Bush is expected in the region a day earlier to visit US forces and military facilities including the military hospital at Landstuhl and the nearby air base at Ramstein near Kaiserslautern.

DPA

Subject: German news

 

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