DC Metro to Shut Down for 29 Hours for ‘Emergency Investigations’

March 15, 2016 Updated: March 15, 2016

After a cable-fire near the McPherson Square station caused major disruption to the DC metrorail on Monday, the entire system will be shut down for 29 hours on Wednesday/Thursday for “emergency investigations. 

Metro officials are expected to announce that around 1,200 pieces of equipment need to be checked up on. 

The Metrorail and Metrobus system serve a population of 5 million people in the greater Washington D.C. area, many of whom rely on it to get to work. 

Many are expecting a commuter apocalypse on Wednesday, as many people will have to drive to get to work. 


Some have joked that about a potential government shutdown, since so many federal employees rely commute on the Metrorail.

Associated Press contributed to this article.