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Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:41 AM

DC Basically closed for the day, entire Metro system shut down for "Emergency Inspection"

United States Federal Government :
Unscheduled leave or telework for Wednesday

http://wtop.com/sprawl-crawl/2016/03/metro-shutdown-making-unusual-commute/

WASHINGTON — The Metrorail shutdown is making for an unusual commute in the early hours of Wednesday, as the lack of service is forcing some people onto the roads and inspiring others to stay home.

Metro tells WTOP’s Max Smith that they won’t have any updates until late afternoon on what inspectors have or haven’t found in their examination of underground jumper cables. One caught fire on Monday outside the McPherson Square station, causing single-tracking and major delays...

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Reply DC Basically closed for the day, entire Metro system shut down for "Emergency Inspection" (Original post)
Currentsitguy Mar 2016 OP
Doctor_R Mar 2016 #1
Currentsitguy Mar 2016 #3
Doctor_R Mar 2016 #4
Doctor_R Mar 2016 #6
Currentsitguy Mar 2016 #7
Doctor_R Mar 2016 #9
Troll2 Mar 2016 #5
Currentsitguy Mar 2016 #8
Troll2 Mar 2016 #10
LuvPie Mar 2016 #2
Lira Mar 2016 #11
Grumpy Pickle Mar 2016 #12
Currentsitguy Mar 2016 #13

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:45 AM

1. Couldn't do it on

Sunday?

Something isn't right.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:50 AM

3. Apparently they had a fire

and are concerned enough about the wiring that they are saying it couldn't wait. It says to me somebody has been slaking off on maintenance.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:53 AM

4. Yep.

The fire was on Monday.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/14/metro-warns-of-delays-after-fire-near-downtown-dc-/

Why didn't they keep it closed after the fire.

It may be nothing, it just doesn't smell right.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:55 AM

6. Additional from the article above:

Metro says repairs will begin at 9 p.m. Monday, suspending rail service on tracks between Foggy Bottom and Federal Triangle.

Maybe they found something during the repairs, or maybe it took them a day and a half to figure it out, but SOMETHING is odd.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:56 AM

7. There's this:

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/report-metro-to-shut-down-for-at-least-29-hours/83845727

All Metrorail services were shut down after midnight on Wednesday and will remain shut down until 5 a.m. Thursday. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said Metro will be using that time to inspect 600 underground "jumper cables."...

In a press conference on Tuesday, Wiedefeld said Monday's fire found "commonalties" to the fatal L'Enfant Plaza smoke incident.

Carol Glover, 61, of Alexandria, Va., died of acute respiratory failure due to smoke exposure after smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station in January 2015. ..

Around 4:30 a.m. Monday, a fire broke out on the tracks outside the McPherson Square station. The fire was out around two hours later, but Blue and Orange trains single tracked between Foggy Bottom and Federal Triangle through the evening rush hour.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 11:00 AM

9. :::::::

So, if they found "commonalties", why didn't they keep it shut down on Monday after the fire?

I know you can't answer that, just asking.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:55 AM

5. Just because they had a fire, it doesn't mean the system is more dangerous than it has been

A fire on Monday doesn't mean that the system has to be shut down Tuesday. They had a similar fire that caused a fatality 14 months ago and have been running ever since then.

They could certainly have waited until the weekend.

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:57 AM

8. Check this

http://www.discussionist.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=250049

At least that is the excuse they are offering.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 11:01 AM

10. So the expectation is that there would be another fire in about 14 months

That's all you can infer from two data points.

It also means that there is about a 1% chance that they would have had another fire before Saturday.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:50 AM

2. This reeks.

In the middle of the week? Something else is going on here.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 11:44 AM

11. There is more to this

than they are willing to tell us. An entire system is _not_ shut down for one fire.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 11:52 AM

12. Ohhhhh.....

" Beware the Ides of March "......except that was yesterday, right ?

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 11:54 AM

13. Yup

My wife and I had our annual Ides of March dinner and toast to Julius Caesar last night.

Roman history geeks.

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