The Secret Service has
banned truck traffic on Washington's 17th Street along the White
House complex, Reuters reported.
Street signs announced
the ban along an eight-block stretch and authorities confirmed
the Secret Service was imposing it to guard against potential
The agency also barred
unauthorized vehicles from parking on a four-block section of
17th Street along the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which
is next to the White House inside the executive complex.
Authorities described the
measures as a "regular enhancement" to security and
said they were not in response to a specific threat or linked
to the Sept. 11 anniversary.