Elevators and escalators at the Dupont Circle station stopped running Tuesday afternoon due to a power outage, Metro said, amid reports on social media that the lights went out at three stations. Farragut North station was also affected by the outage.
Dupont Circle's 20th Street entrance has reopened after a power outage that stopped escalators and elevators from running, Metro said. It's unclear if power has been restored.
It appears that lights went out on the station's platform during the afternoon commute
Passengers were told they could disembark at Dupont Circle if they could climb the escalators. Shuttle buses from Farragut North to Dupont Circle were requested for passengers who could not walk up the escalator.
Metro blamed power company Pepco for the outage, but Pepco said they didn't have any outages in the area.
Passengers reported on Twitter that some lights were out at the Gallery Place, Dupont Circle and Farragut North Metro stations.
A little warm up before my run tonight I guess ... half of the DuPont Ciecle metro stop is pitch black & the North escalators are a) completely in the dark b) not working, obviously! @FixWMATA @unsuckdcmetro #dcmetro pic.twitter.com/OCjFoRneME— Laetitia-Laure B. 🚀 (@laetitiabrock) February 13, 2018
Metro said the Gallery Place outage was caused by another problem and resolved.
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