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.

Krista Brick

About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.


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