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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/26/2010

Red Line Metro stations reopen

By Washington Post editors

WMATA officials have announced that the Rockville and Shady Grove stations on the system's Red Line have reopened following an early morning accident in which two workers were killed.

Officials blamed communication problems fro the deaths of the two Metro technicians identified as Jeff Garrard, 49, of Clarksburg, and Sung Duk Oh, 68, of Montgomery Village. Garrard and Oh were installing equipment on the tracks to enable trains to communicate with one another and with headquarters, officials said when they were struck by a large truck known as a high-rail vehicle that was backing down the track just north of the Rockville Metro station.

By Washington Post editors  | January 26, 2010; 12:20 PM ET
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