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Metro expects minimal delays

Mark Berman

Sunday's storms will have only a minor impact on Metro commutes this morning, according to Metro.

One way riders will be impacted will be potentially crowded cars. The power outages impacted rail yards and stations Sunday, keeping Metro staff from giving maintenance to cars and having them at the right spots Monday morning to be dispatched. Power was knocked out at more than a dozen Metro stations on Sunday afternoon and evening, putting 18 back-up generators into service, and many of those generators are still working on Monday. Among the stations suffering power losses were Shady Grove and Glenmont. Some cars weren't prepared for Monday morning rush hour, meaning there will be fewer cars available this morning.

There was also flooding along the tracks in some areas. The Rockville station was temporarily closed Sunday due to water on the tracks; free shuttle buses were used to transport riders instead. And a tree fell on Sunday between the Shady Grove and Rockville stations on the Red Line.

By Mark Berman  | July 26, 2010; 6:33 AM ET
Categories:  Metro  | Tags:  wmata  
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