Election Day Turmoil: 'Non-Scalable' Security Fence Erected Around The White House As Trump Prepares For Victory Party

The White House is battening down the hatches for Election Day by erecting a 'non-scalable' fence around the perimeter of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. 

Heavy duty barricades spanning roughly 8,800 feet went up on Monday afternoon, blocking off the Ellipse, a large green area south of the White House, and Lafayette Square to the north.

The heavy-duty material used - similar to that used during Black Lives Matter protests in June - is designed to deter climbers with welded wire mesh that's very difficult to cut and is woven so tightly that it's nearly impossible to get a foothold.