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Afternoon Alerts for Commuters

From Metro: Metrorail riders who usually enter the McPherson Square Station were delayed briefly this afternoon following a telephone threat to the station at 3:50 p.m., the transit authority says.

Transit Police responded and were not able to identify any danger to riders. An unattended package was discovered inside the station, but it contained nothing harmful. Trains continued to stop in the station to let passengers off the trains, but no riders were allowed to enter the station until the package was deemed safe at 4:27 p.m., Metro says.

From VRE: In a 5:29 p.m. update, VRE says the disabled freight train causing the congestion is now on the move. VRE does not expect any further delays this evening.

A CSX train had become disabled between L'Enfant and Crystal City, creating a one track railroad.

MARC's New Schedule: Don't miss your advernoon train. Here's a link to the full list of changes.

Bay Bridge Traffic: The left lane on the eastbound span is open. Repairs to the parapet on the left side of the eastbound span were completed over the weekend thanks to crews working round the clock. The eastbound span will be closed Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning so crews can complete routine maintenance and permanent repairs inspections. There will be two-way traffic on the westbound span during those times.

By Robert Thomson  |  September 8, 2008; 3:47 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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