UPDATED: Metro’s Red Line Cleared of Reported Smoke

UPDATED, April 3, 7:30 a.m. – Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials say they cleared both the Glenmont and Wheaton stations to return to service.

According to MCFRS Spokesman Pete Piringer, a ‘standpipe valve’ in the tunnel resulted in water coming in contact with an insulator causing a light haze in the tunnel between the two stations.

WMATA said it expects to open both stations shortly.

ORIGINAL – Metro’s Red line between Wheaton and Glenmont stations is closed this morning as Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services investigate a report of smoke in the tunnel between the two stations.



According to MCFRS  Spokesman Pete Piringer firefighters are trying to determine if it is a track or train car issue. Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s website is recommending riders use the Forest Glen station as an option for their commute.

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Krista Brick

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