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Maybe Stick to the Escalators

Escalators: the safer option.

Escalators: the safer option.

The escalators here at the Washington State Convention Center are impressively long and sometimes pretty crowded.  So I can see why people might be heading for the stairs.  However, the news from the press room is that getting out of the stairwells might not be as easy as getting in.  Apparently two people have found themselves stuck in the stairwells in the last two days, with at least one person needing a rescue by security.  Turns out that some of the stairway doors automatically lock and do not allow reentry to the center.  That’s my public service announcement for the day