Metro Held Up Well Through Irene - NBC4 Washington

Metro Held Up Well Through Irene



    Metro Held Up Well Through Irene

    Public transit in the District of Columbia and its surrounding suburbs is running as scheduled and without delays despite Hurricane Irene.

    Metro Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said Saturday night that the system was “in good shape” with no reported train delays or bus detours.

    A couple of low-hanging trees and one downed tree caused single-tracking in the early morning hours, but no significant delays were reported.

    Metro will operate on regular weekend hours again Sunday, with the rail system opening at 7 a.m.

    Metro officials had previously said they didn't expect any interruptions in service unless weather conditions proved worse than expected.