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East Coast earthquake slows down public transit

Posted on August 24, 2011

[IMAGE]D-C-Metro-station-2-Gallery-Place-Larry-Levine--6.jpg[/IMAGE]WASHINGTON, D.C. - A 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast on Tuesday, temporarily impacting public transportation services across the area, according to the Washington Post.

Most services, including Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express, Maryland's MARC and D.C. Metro resumed regular operating schedules throughout the day and into the evening after track, elevator/escalator, and other structural inspections were performed.

Gridlock was also reported around the region, from the streets of downtown where some traffic signals were malfunctioning, to the tunnels of Metro, where trains were operating at speeds of 15 mph as a precaution. For the full story, click here.

Meanwhile in the New Jersey area, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels were temporarily closed after yesterday's tremor, with both Hudson River crossings quickly reopened after they were checked for structural damage, according to the The New Jersey Journal.

PATH train service continued without interruption, while NJ Transit put a short hold on its trains while it checked out its system before resuming operations. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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