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Metrorail still concerned about weather conditions

Metrorail will keep the Morgan Boulevard Station open late for football fans leaving Monday night's Redskins game, but train travelers should prepare themselves for potential delays.

After the sun goes down, the potential for re-freezing will increase along the outdoor portions of the rail lines. Blue Line trains may encounter delays between Largo and Stadium-Armory and between Franconia-Springfield and Reagan National Airport.

In fact, many riders encountered a similar problem this morning when there was some renewed freezing at the south end of the Blue Line.

Metro officials will be monitoring the above ground areas tonight. If they see evidence of freezing, they will move to clear any ice and snow from the third rail and the switches. That could slow post-game progress on some of the Blue Line trains.

If fans are taking Metro to the game for the first time, they also should be aware that the Morgan Boulevard Station is a little less than a mile south of FedEx Field. So consider how up you are for that walk before departing.

The plan calls for the last train to Franconia-Springfield to leave Morgan Boulevard at 12:27 a.m. If the football game goes into overtime, Metro officials said, they will make sure trains are available to get football fans home.

By Robert Thomson  |  December 21, 2009; 3:47 PM ET
Categories:  Metro , Weather  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, snow, travel tips  
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Metro and The Post are reporting that Metrobus Line 7 was running today. The 7A, 7E, 7F buses pass my house and not one bus has gone by all day (29th & Buchanan in Arlington).

Posted by: hurlisano | December 21, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

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