- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Metro Center station has reopened after a power outage and smoke in the tunnel closed the station for several hours overnight.

The station reopened Tuesday morning, hours after closing just as the Washington Wizards playoff game let out Monday night.

Metro says the station was closed because of a problem with a transformer that led to smoke in the station.

The station’s closure meant delays on the blue, orange and silver lines and Metro used shuttle buses to transport customers instead.

That closure came on the heels of a major disruption Monday morning between the Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn stations. Thousands of commuters had to find another way to work after a problem with an insulator closed a tunnel beneath the Potomac River for hours.

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