Snow-related traffic causes major backup in Metro parking garage

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WASHINGTON — Many commuters at the Franconia-Springfield Metro station ran into a major headache as drivers became stuck trying to leave the parking garage Wednesday night.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said they learned of the problem when customers began tweeting and text messaging transit police.

Stessel said the issue seems to have originated from snow piles blocking lanes of nearby roadways outside of the parking garage, which caused traffic inside the garage to become backed up.

“We did get a tweet from a customer who actually decided to abandon her car and just walked home and that led us to lift the overnight parking restrictions at Franconia-Springfield,” Stessel said.

Many drivers took to Twitter to voice their frustrations and alert transit police of the issue.

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