Metrorail system to shut down for at least 29 hours beginning at midnight

March 15, 2016 8:32 PM

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Metrorail system to shut down for at least 29 hours beginning at midnight

The entire Metro system will shut down for at least 24 hours starting at midnight tonight for safety checks of electric cables, General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld said Tuesday.

The decision for the unprecedented closure was made by the board of directors and Wiedefeld in a telephone conference call earlier this afternoon.

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