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Water spray in tunnel results in Yellow Line Metro single-tracking

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Metro single-tracked trains between two Yellow Line stations for three hours as workers sealed off a small hole that was spraying water into a tunnel, according to a news release.

Trains single-tracked between L’Enfant Plaza and Pentagon City stations on the Yellow Line after a Metro train operator reported seeing water entering a tunnel near L’Enfant Plaza Station around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release. At 2:30 p.m., the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority reported workers repaired the tunnel leak and restored the formerly de-energized track to service.

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Commuters should expect delays on Metro this afternoon and tonight

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Riders who use the Blue/Orange/Silver lines should expect delays of 20-40 minutes and crowding on platforms and trains during today’s afternoon rush hour while workers repair the track, according to a Metro news release.

Metro management arranged to have single-tracking between Smithsonian and Federal Center Metro stations so workers can replace loose rail fasteners near Smithsonian station, Metro spokesperson Morgan Dye said.

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