Delays on Metro's Orange, Blue and Silver Lines After Arcing Insulator

Metro is experiencing delays on its Orange, Blue and Silver lines after firefighters responded to an arcing insulator Wednesday afternoon.

Trains were single-tracking on the Orange Line between Foggy Bottom and Clarendon. Blue Line trains were also single-tracking between the Foggy Bottom and Arlington Cemetery stations. Metro said trains are no longer single-tracking but there are still delays in both directions on both lines.

Silver Line trains were also delayed.

An arcing insulator was reported on the Orange and Blue lines between Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom.

The Arlington County Fire Department said Metro has found the arcing insulator and is making repairs. Firefighters have cleared the scene after checking the Rosslyn station tunnel for a possible fire.

There was no smoke or fire when firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire department said.

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