- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four days after snow stopped falling on Washington, the Metro subway system still won’t be fully operational on Wednesday.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says it’s not clear yet whether five stations on the silver line in northern Virginia will be open Wednesday morning. Crews are still working to clear snow from the electrified third rail around those stations.

All other stations will be open, and trains will run every 8 minutes. Usually during rush hour, trains run every 6 minutes.

Bus service will also still be restricted on Wednesday, although the number of routes in service will double from Tuesday.

Stessel says ridership was down by roughly 60 percent on Tuesday from a normal weekday, largely because the federal government was closed. Metro is expecting lower-than-normal ridership on Wednesday, too.

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