Washington, DC


Photo by Tim Brown

From WMATA:

“Work on the Green and Yellow lines will continue through mid-July in the segments outlined below. Once this work is completed, Metro’s summer track work will move over to the Red Line from mid-July to August.

Metro will actively monitor ridership – which is currently extremely light – to ensure that the work does not cause unintended impacts as the region begins the initial stages of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why is Metro doing this work, and why now?

Currently, ridership levels are extremely low (down 90-95 percent), and buses are able to run in place of trains without traffic delays. Metro is taking advantage of these conditions to schedule around-the-clock track work in selected areas to keep critical maintenance and reliability projects on schedule. By doing this, Metro is working to offset potential delays to the project schedule as a result of Covid-19 safety protocols, supply chain delays, and workforce availability challenges.

July 6-18, 2020

Work zone: Green LineYellow LineU Street to Fort Totten
Stations closed: Columbia Heights and Georgia Ave-Petworth

Customer impact: Read More

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Photo by Alexis Diao

Alexis Diao tweets us a situation we’ve touched on from time to time:

“The limb from an enormous tree next door in Columbia heights straight up fell across our yard and the next door yard. Thankfully no one was hurt. So crazy. my neighbor was standing right under it 20 seconds earlier. There’s damage to my car, flattened the recycling bins like a pancake, broke the fence. I feel really lucky actually bc it could’ve been much much worse. This tree is beautiful and big, but clearly has been dying for some time. We’ve actually had an arborist come out 3 times over 3 years bc we have been concerned about it. They said this tree is an accident waiting to happen. But the owner’s done nothing since we sent our reports. Read More

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Photo by Mama Ray “another shooting on Meridian Pl, NW!This time at 3:30AM”

From MPD:

“On Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at approximately 3:00 am, Fourth District responded to the 1500 block of Meridian PL NW in reference to a shooting investigation. The victim was an adult male, who was conscious and breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound to the body. The victim is being treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

This case is actively being investigated by Fourth District Detectives.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.” Read More

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3420 14th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Just got the call from the DC Dept of Health – apparently even more COVID tests were compromised due to heat.

Last Thursday 6/11, I waited nearly 3 hours in line to get tested for COVID at Engine 11 on 14th Street in Columbia Heights. I just got a call from a DC Department of Health representative informing me that my test results were “inconclusive” due to the tests being exposed to excessive heat. I asked if that was the case for all of the tests conducted at that site on that day and she said that was likely the case, and estimated that approximately 500 other test results were similarly impacted. Read More

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