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DEVELOPING — Smoke Reported on Metro Tracks off I-66

by ARLnow.com June 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm 1,485 4 Comments

Update at 4:00 p.m. — The disruption has been cleared, WTOP reports.

Update at 3:35 p.m. — There’s smoke on the tracks between Ballston and East Falls Church, Metro spokesperson Cherry-Ann Santos confirms. Currently, there is no impact on service, Santos says. However, riders are being told to expect delays on the Orange Line.

A possible fire has been reported on the Orange Line Metrorail tracks that run parallel to I-66, near the North Harrison Street overpass.

Passersby report white smoke coming from the tracks. Arlington firefighters are en route.

There’s currently heavy traffic on I-66 near the scene.

  • John Goilios

    It turned out to be nothing. Part of the problem with the media is that they report everything that comes across the scanner without thinking about whether or not it’s news. Makes no sense.

  • Lou

    Metro is reporting smoke outside of Ballston with delays towards Vienna.

  • Mike

    Probably just the driver firing up a blunt.

    • Martha

      I almost sprayed my tea across my keyboard at that one. HAHAHA

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