Orange and Blue Line delays
8:50 A.M. UPDATE:
The delays have been cleared on the Orange and Blue Lines.
8:15 A.M. UPDATE:
The delays remain on the Orange and Blue Lines, which should be absolutely wonderful for a lot of people heading to work.
8 A.M. UPDATE:
McPherson Square has reopened to travelers entering and exiting the station. However, Orange and Blue Line delays are expected in both directions.
7:45 A.M. UPDATE:
The smoke was due to an overheated light ballast in the station, according Deputy D.C. Fire Chief Ken Crosswhite. The firefighters were dispatched at 7:11 a.m. and are ventilating the station. Electricity to the light fixture has been disconnected, and they are leaving the station momentarily.
7:30 A.M. UPDATE:
The Post's David Marino-Nachison reports that riders are being allowed off of trains at McPherson Square, but they aren't allowed to board trains there. And the station is hazy and smells. There are firefighters on the platform.
The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services just Tweeted that they are investigating smoke at the McPherson Square station. It is possible it was an overheated light figure, and they are isolating electrical power. More as it develops...
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