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Major Delays on Metro Due to Small Fire, Switch Malfunction

A small fire in a light fixture at the Metro Center station is having major repercussions for Metro commuters this morning.

We’re hearing on Twitter that it’s taking 40 minutes just to travel a couple of stops on the Orange Line. Delays have also been reported on the Blue Line.

Feel free to share your Metro horror stories in the comments.

Update at 9:10 a.m. — Metro is now reporting a switch malfunction between the Foggy Bottom and Federal Triangle stations, cutting off Orange and Blue Line service between the two stations. Via Twitter, there are reports of trains being offloaded at Arlington stations.

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