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Metro Blue Line Service Restored After Gas Leak Near Eisenhower Avenue

Buses carried passengers between the King Street metro and Van Dorn Street metro.

Blue Line service was temporarily disrupted Wednesday due to a gas leak near 3400 Eisenhower Avenue. Patch file photo
Blue Line service was temporarily disrupted Wednesday due to a gas leak near 3400 Eisenhower Avenue. Patch file photo
Metro rail service Wednesday afternoon between King Street and Van Dorn stations is back to normal, after a gas leak temporarily disrupted service.

A contractor putting in a fence damaged a 2-inch steel riser pipe that connected to a meter, according to a Washington Gas spokesman. 

Rail service was disrupted between King Street and Van Dorn while repairs were being made. Passengers took buses to the stations for a time Wednesday afternoon.

Rail service was restored with single tracking between Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street with delays in both directions before service was back to normal a Metro spokeswoman said.

The gas leak was located near the Alexandria metro rail yard, a WMATA spokesman said. The location of the gas leak he said, was near 3400 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria.


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