Earlier Saturday night we heard about the poor parking job/streetcar collision. Turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg. @WillCThomas tweeted us the photo above:

“@PoPville powered down streetcar, a few cops, and some disabled cars at H & 12th NE. Any idea what’s going on?”

@alanhenney tweeted:

“**D.C. STREET CAR ON FIRE** 13th and H Sts NE. This is electrical on top. Conductor unable to exit thru door, using window. TOI: 11:45 p.m”

@DCHarvest tweeted another photo of a different collision:

“Uh oh! 5th & H. Rough day for streetcar.”

In an either laugh or cry situation might as well laugh – @HeidiObermeyer tweeted us the photo below:

“Street car caught fire near h & 12- @queenvicdc plays ring of fire by Johnny cash.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user  Pablo Raw


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 20-22 with service adjustments on all six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate every 16 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 10-20 minutes. Bethesda station will be closed (more).”


@kimberlymconrad tweets us the photo above around 8:45am:

“Lights out at L’Enfant Plaza”

Around 8am @iamkatesmash tweeted us:

“@PoPville power outage at l’enfant plaza station, turnstiles and escalators not working”

@edwinb_dc telling it like it is at 9:15am:

“Well L’Enfant is fucked. 9th street exit is closed. Power outage. #dcmetro @PoPville”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Nikoo Yahyazadeh


“This weekend, Metro’s escalator contractor will install major components of the first new entrance escalator at Bethesda Station.

Bethesda’s entrance escalators are the second longest in the Western Hemisphere. Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, large gantries will move and position nine large sections of escalator truss. In addition, two motors, each the size of a small car, will also be moved into the escalator pit and will replace the outdated six-motor configuration that powered the original escalator. Control systems and other equipment also will be delivered this weekend.

To support this work, on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22, Bethesda Station will be temporarily closed so that construction crews can safely install, align and mechanically fasten the escalator truss sections. For safety reasons, the work, which will take nearly 52 consecutive hours, cannot take place with customers nearby. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user number7cloud


“Metro will begin the process of restoring LIMITED bus service at 10:30 a.m. under a “severe snow plan.”

Under the severe snow plan:
• Only selected Metrobus routes operate. Many routes remain suspended.
• Buses run only major arterial roadways.
• Some pre-established detours will be in effect.
• Where service does operate, expect delays and possible unexpected detours due to road conditions.

Riders can check which routes are operating by visiting this page.

Photo by PoPville flickr user JJ Jackson


“This weekend, Orange, Silver, Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.

On Saturday and Sunday, Red Line trains will run every 20 minutes with additional trains providing service every 10-12 minutes in two segments; between Shady Grove & Dupont Circle and between Judiciary Square & Glenmont during daytime hours.

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, there will be no Blue Line service between Van Dorn St and King St-Old Town stations. Blue Line trains will run at regular weekend intervals between Huntington (Yellow Line Station) and Largo Town Center and between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn St. Free shuttle buses will operate between Van Dorn St and Eisenhower Ave stations (see here for details).”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene

From MPD:

“TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Cupid’s Undie Run

On Sunday, February 15, 2015, Cupid’s Undie Run will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration.

Site set-up street closure starting at approximately 1:00pm:

300 block of Pennsylvania Ave SE between 3rd and 4th Streets, SE.

The run time will begin at approximately 2:00 pm, at which time the roadways mentioned below will be closed to traffic until approximately 3:30 pm:

Race Route

West on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE to 3rd Street, SE
North on 3rd Street, SE to Constitution Avenue, NE
West on Constitution Avenue, NE to 1st Street NE
South on 1st Street, NE to Independence Avenue, SE
East on Independence Avenue, SE to 3rd Street, SE
South on 3rd Street, SE to Pennsylvania Avenue, SE”
East on Pennsylvania Ave SE to the finish line (319 Pennsylvania Ave SE)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Julian Ortiz

From @MetroRailinfo:

Red Line: Expect residual delays in both directions due to an earlier train malfunction at Rhode Island Avenue.”

“Disabled train at Woodley Park needs recovery w/ help from another train. Offloaded helper at Dupont Circle, moving to recover. 8:07a #wmata”

“Disabled train on the move, out of service from Woodley Park. Expect delays in the Shady Grove direction. 8:18a #wmata”

Green Line: Trains are single tracking btwn PG Plaza & Fort Totten due to a disabled train outside West Hyattsville.”

“Disabled train on the move from outside West Hyattsville. Will arrive PG Plaza and offload. 8:22a #wmata”

“Green Line: No longer single tracking. Residual delays in both directions due to an earlier train malfunction outside West Hyattsville.”

“Red Line: Expect residual delays to Shady Grove due to an earlier train malfunction at Woodley Park.”