WASHINGTON - Metro commuters were delayed Tuesday morning while emergency crews investigated reports of smoke and fire in a tunnel on the tracks near the Benning Road station.
The incident was reported around 5:30 a.m. at the station along the 4500 block of Benning Road in Northeast D.C.
METRO - Blue Line service suspended btw Stadium Armory & Addison Rd; Orange Line delays. pic.twitter.com/06rHaH4MpT— Erin Como (@ErinFox5DC) February 20, 2018
No injuries were reported.
Riders along the Orange, Blue and Silver lines experienced most of the delays. Shuttle buses were used between several stations to transport riders.Normal service was back in place around 7:30 a.m.
Orange/Blue Line: Expect delays in both directions due to fire department activity outside of Benning Road.— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) February 20, 2018
METRO - Blu/Org line delays fire activity at Benning Road Station. pic.twitter.com/tCMimgBZSr— Erin Como (@ErinFox5DC) February 20, 2018
Silver Line: Trains operating btwn Wiehle and Stadium-Armory only due to fire department activity. Expect delays in both directions— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) February 20, 2018