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Washington DC subway reopens after day-long shutdown

Washington DC subway reopens after day-long shutdown
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Washington DC’s subway system is to reopen after a day-long shutdown for emergency safety checks. The aim was to give safety crews time to inspect

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Washington DC’s subway system is to reopen after a day-long shutdown for emergency safety checks.

The aim was to give safety crews time to inspect 600 underground cables that could be a possible fire risk.

A closeup of a frayed jumper cable. This is one of the reasons behind the #MetroShutdownpic.twitter.com/igKetOWTnO

— Dwayne Myers (@DwayneCMyers) March 17, 2016

During an inspection of the system more then 26 defects requiring replacement or repair were discovered..

However there were many complaints among the 700,000 people who use the system saying they’d been given little warning of the shutdown and had been ill prepared.

Washington Metro Shutdown Snarls Traffic https://t.co/HSRJxQCxdr via nytvideo</a></p>&mdash; Krisordi #NS2017 (Christianehaze) March 17, 2016

Live shot of Pennsylvania Avenue as DC commuters seek alternatives to the Metro. #MetroShutdownpic.twitter.com/GIedMKZG7m

— Bicycle Lobby (@BicycleLobby) March 16, 2016

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