Farragut North station reopens
The Farragut North Metro station reopened Thursday morning after closing Wedsday night when above-ground construction caused concrete to fall through a ceiling tile in the roof of the underground tunnel.
Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said technIcal difficulties had prevented Metro from posting the information about the reopening on its Web site.
The incident happened between 3 and 4 p.m., said Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. Metro workers roped off the area where the pieces of concrete fell, and restricted the size of trains allowed to stop at the station.
At about 8 p.m., the station was closed for a more thorough inspection of the strength of the ceiling, which was expected to continue through much of the night. Trains continued to pass through the station, however.
This week, city transportation crews using heavy equipment began installing a raised median on Connecticut Avenue between K and L streets to provide a "safe haven" for pedestrians crossing a long intersection, said Karyn LeBlanc, a spokeswoman for the D.C. transportation department.
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