Power Outages Hit Metro Stations

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    WMATA has reported what seems to be the second power outage of the day at the Columbia Heights metro station. It comes after reported early morning outages at the Georgia Avenue-Petworth and Columbia Heights stations.

    The brief outage this afternoon put escalators and elevators out of service.

    At 6:12 this morning, Metro reported that a power outage had hit the Georgia Avenue-Petworth station on the Green and Yellow lines. The station remained open through the outage, though escalators and elevators were shut down. It was over by 6:30, Metro said.

    But just as Georgia Avenue's power came back on, one rider tweeted that power was down at the Columbia Heights station, just one stop south on the same lines.

    Trains were not affected at either station.

    Within a few minutes, the power came back on, News4's Tracee Wilkins reported.

    Metro said the outages were caused by a feeder cable accidentally cut by a construction crew. Pepco expects to have the cable repaired by Thursday morning.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com as this story develops.