Pentagon Metro Station Flooded After Water Main Break

Some commuters were forced to walk through a pool of dirty water on the floor

Commuters who disembarked at Pentagon Metro station on Wednesday found more than turnstiles blocking their exit.

A water main broke, causing parts of the station to flood during the morning commute hours, forcing some travelers to shuffle through a pool on the floor.

Blue and Yellow line trains bypassed the station temporarily for hours. Metro said buses were available to and from Pentagon City and Arlington Cemetery. The station was closed as crews investigated the issue.

The station was back open as of 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. 

Dirty, brown water pooled near turnstiles on the mezzanine level, blocking an exit and entrance path, photos posted on social media show. Some commuters braved the water; others were seen pondering how to move on.

Metro says officials are working to solve the issue. The main is a private WMATA line, but Arlington officials are assisting with county lines.

One Twitter user asked, "Pentagon metro this morning requires...a boat and some oars?"

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.

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