Metro Red Line passengers are experiencing longer waits today (Thursday) after a warehouse fire near Metro tracks prompted authorities to reduce train speed through the area.
By Thursday morning, firefighters were tamping down hot spots at the fire in northeast DC, which was reported to authorities about 3 pm Wednesday. Several cars parked on a rooftop garage fell into the building when the warehouse roof suffered a partial collapse.
At the request of DC Fire and EMS, Metro ordered trains to operate at reduced speed between Fort Totten and Silver Spring, but all stations were open Thursday.
Red Line: At request of @dcfireems, trains are now single tracking btwn Silver Spring & Fort Totten as they continue to fight a warehouse fire adjacent to the tracks. Red Line service will run every 12 min from end to end + short trips every 6 min btwn Grosvenor & NoMa. #wmata— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) May 10, 2018
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