Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Firefighters respond to arcing insulator incident at Bethesda Metro station, inbound trains bypassing (Photos)
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to reports of smoke coming from the tunnel at the Bethesda and Medical Center Metro stations around 6:45 PM tonight. An arcing insulator was again to blame. MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer says Metro maintenance crews have taken over the scene, and the situation is under control. Firefighters were seen rolling up their hoses on the surface at the station.
Both stations are open, but inbound trains are bypassing the Grosvenor, Medical Center and Bethesda stations. Meanwhile, WMATA says they are single-tracking the Red Line between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor.