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Posted at 8:12 PM ET, 02/ 9/2011

Dangling cable slows Red Line

By Clarence Williams and Eli Reyes

Red Line trains to Maryland were suffering delays Wednesday evening after a cable was found hanging in a tunnel, impeding outbound train traffic, Metro officials said.

Authorities first reported the problem about 7 p.m., in a tunnel between the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park stations, said Steven Taubenkibel, a Metro spokesman.

The delays continued at about 10 p.m. Red Line trains were being single-tracked between Farragut North and Van Ness-UDC stations in both directions. In some cases, Shady Grove-bound trains were skipping Woodley Park and Cleveland Park stations.

Metro suggested that riders get off at Dupont Station and wait for service.

This story has been updated.

By Clarence Williams and Eli Reyes  | February 9, 2011; 8:12 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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