Update at 2:40 p.m. — The streetcar blocked traffic at 10th and H streets NE because a car stalled in the streetcar lane, a District Department of Transportation spokesman said.
Earlier — An H Street NE streetcar being tested on the thoroughfare was stalled Thursday afternoon and temporarily blocked traffic at 10th Street NE, according to reports.
The streetcar appeared broken down in the middle of the intersection at about 12:50 p.m., DCist editor Sarah Anne Hughes reported.
“Streetcar stuck IN FRONT OF its own office and the tow truck can’t move the car,” Twitter user @_christopher wrote minutes later.
The car and streetcar were cleared by 2 p.m., local business owners said.