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Update: Normal service resumes on Green and Yellow lines

UPDATE (3:30 p.m.): Totally normal service resumed at about 3 p.m., according to Metro spokeswoman Angela Gates, after smoke on tracks near the Gallery Place station.

A preliminary investigation reveals that a burning insulator caused the smoke, Gates said. No one was injured, and the smoke has completely dissipated.

ORIGINAL (2:27 p.m.): Smoke in a tunnel means no Green or Yellow Lines service between L'Enfant Plaza and Mt. Vernon Square.

Shuttle bus service is being established between the L'Enfant, Archives-Navy Memorial, Gallery Place-Chinatown, and Mt. Vernon Metro stations.

The first report, of smoke at Gallery Place, came in about 1:45 pm, according to Metro spokeswoman Angela Gates.

"We don't know what the cause of the smoke is yet," Gates said.

DC Fire crews are on scene, along with Metro Transit Police.

By James Hohmann  |  November 21, 2009; 2:27 PM ET
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Yeah, I was at the Gallery Place station about 2pm, hoping to catch a Yellow line train. Good thing the Blue line goes where I needed to be...I quickly went over to Metro Center. The crowd was huge, and there was no way I was going to deal with that.

Posted by: akchild | November 21, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I was at L'Enfant Plaza they display was saying one thing and the PA announcment system was saying something else. I called customer service and the had no idea as to what was going on, the said nothing had been report to them and all trains was running on time

Posted by: JeroRobson1 | November 22, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

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