Third rail insulator ‘blew’ between Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom Metro stations

Firefighters waited on the platform of the Foggy Bottom Metro station. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor
Firefighters waited on the platform of the Foggy Bottom Metro station. Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

Metro services have been stalled between the Clarendon and Foggy Bottom stations on the track heading towards Rossyln Monday morning due to smoke between the Foggy Bottom and Rossyln stations, Washington Metro Area Transit Authority spokeswoman Morgan Dye said.

A Metropolitan Police Department officer on the scene said an insulator on the third rail “blew” between Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom, which caused smoke in the tunnel. MPD officers also closed 23rd Street between H Street and Washington Circle Monday morning.

Dye also said ambulances are at the scene as a precautionary measure. Buses were picking up commuters at the station. Commuters also reported paying about $34 for an Uber ride to Rosslyn after the incident due to surge pricing, the Washington Post reported.

Trains heading toward New Carrolton and Largo Town Center from Foggy Bottom were still running.

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