One of the busiest connection points in the DC Metro system is filling with fire during rush hour. The smoke appears to have begun in the lower level of the Gallery Place Metro station in downtown Washington, DC and risen to the main level.
The lower level contains Yellow and Green line trains.
.@wmata Gallery Place platform is now filling with smoke. No one is directing people or giving updates — what’s up?
— Megan Cagle (@megcagle) Jun 27 2016
The main level serves Red Line trains.
The smoke appears to be the result of a “track-side fire,” WUSA reported. Delays are expected on the northbound Yellow and Green lines towards Mt. Vernon Square and Greenbelt, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
The station, one of three major Metro transfer stations, is being evacuated.
The Green Line is experiencing higher-than-normal ridership due to a Washington Nationals home game against the divisional rival New York Mets.
DC Fire and EMS is on the scene to assist Metro personnel with “smoldering debris” and “minor smoke,” the agency said.
Source: Daily News