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Smoke Outside Stadium-Armory Metro Station Closes Stations

by Andrew Ramonas — September 21, 2015 at 8:35 am 0

Stadium-Armory Metro Station (Photo via Flickr/NCinDC)(Updated at 9:05 a.m.) Smoke from a Metro power substation near the the Stadium-Armory Metro station has closed the stop and the Potomac Avenue Metro station, according to authorities.

The stations closed about 7:30 a.m. when smoke was reported at a Metro-owned traction power substation in a lot near RFK Stadium. No smoke has been reported in Metro stations or tunnels.

Metro is providing bus service between the Eastern Market Metro station and either the Minnesota Avenue or Benning Road Metro stations on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines as the Metro Transit Police and D.C. Fire and EMS departments investigate the smoke.

Last month, police, firefighters and paramedics held a drill at the Stadium-Armory Metro station to practice their response to fires and smoke in the Metro system. The simulation was designed to be similar to an incident in January when the L’Enfant Plaza Metro filled with smoke, leaving one Metro rider dead and 84 hospitalized.

Photo via Flickr/NCinDC

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