- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro officials are warning commuters to avoid the red line if possible and expect delays throughout the system after a Metrorail train crash that killed seven people.

Trains are running between the Glenmont and Silver Spring stations and between the Shady Grove and the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood station.

Elsewhere on the system, the commute began normally Tuesday. Many riders say they won’t change their routine, even as they clutch newspapers with gruesome photos of Monday’s tragedy.

District officials say North Capitol northbound has been rerouted at Riggs Road, a section of South Dakota Avenue is closed and Nicholson Street is completely closed.

Officials say only inbound lanes on New Hampshire Avenue will be open during the morning rush and will close between North Capitol and Eastern Avenue at 9 a.m.

MARC’s Brunswick Line service is suspended Tuesday morning.

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