Portion of 15th Street in D.C. will be blocked off Monday for tree removal in Meridian Hill Park

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transportation officials in Washington say they're closing a stretch of 15th Street for several hours to remove a tree from Meridian Hill Park.

Officials say 15th Street in northwest Washington will be closed between W Street and Chapin Street on Monday from 7 a.m. to noon.

Officials say the National Park Service will be removing a tree that has become hazardous.