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Metro Red Line Train Strikes Low-Hanging Wire

Washington, DC Subway
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Red Line trains single-tracked after a train struck a power line Wednesday morning. 

The train was traveling from Grosvenor to Medical Center when it struck a low-hanging Pepco wire just before 11:30 a.m., Metro officials said.

The wire was knocked down by a Public Works employee who hit a pole with a lawn mower.

Trains single-tracked between Grosvenor and Medical Center for a couple of hours. 

The train did not sustain any damage.

Pepco said about 2,000 customers in the area are without power. Permanent repairs will be made after rush hour.

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