Metro suffers another arcing insulator incident

WASHINGTON — An arcing insulator near the Federal Center SW station led to delays on Metro’s Orange, Blue and Silver lines for about a half-hour on Thursday morning.

The arcing happened shortly before 7 a.m. and led to a small fire, which was quickly extinguished. Trains were held in both directions for about a half-hour.

Metro said normal service had resumed a little after 7:30.

It’s at least the third arcing incident for Metro in the past few weeks.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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