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Metro cancels weekend track work

This weekend's scheduled track maintenance on the Red Line between Medical Center and Grosvenor and on the Orange Line between Cheverly and New Carrollton has been canceled because of the snowstorm, Metro announced.

[Caps fans are wondering whether they should take Metrorail to Verizon Center to see if the Caps can extend their winning streak in the 7 p.m. game. They're asking how much warning Metro is likely to give if it has to shut the above-ground portion of the rail lines. The threshold, remember, is when the snow along the tracks reaches about 8 inches and the trains start to have power problems. During the December blizzard, Metro gave a little over an hour's warning. I'm hoping that experience, in which many riders still were caught unaware, will lead the transit authority to widen the buffer time between announcement and shutdown.]

By Robert Thomson  |  February 5, 2010; 11:37 AM ET
 | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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