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Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Extra Metro employees on hand after system-wide shutdowns

Signs at the Forest Glen Metro stop alerted riders to outages and delays on Sunday. (Katherine Frey - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Trains are running normally Monday morning, but Metro remains on alert after a computer glitch forced two shutdowns of all five rail lines over the weekend.

The transit agency has scheduled extra employees to deal with any unforeseen problems and avoid additional service disruptions.

The first system shutdown happened Saturday afternoon and lasted about 40 minutes. The second began about 12:30 a.m. Sunday and lasted until about 1 a.m.

The root of the computer failures is still a mystery and remains under investigation, Metro officials said.

So far on Monday morning, there are no reported delays, computer glitches or other problems on any Metro lines.

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