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Regional Briefing

-- Ashley Halsey III

Small Fire Is Reported on Red Line Track

A small insulator fire on track near the Bethesda Metro station forced Red Line trains to share a single track for about two hours between the Friendship Heights and Grosvenor-Strathmore stations Tuesday night, prompting delays for rush-hour riders.

Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said the fire, which began at 6:08 p.m., was put out with a portable extinguisher.

-- James Hohmann

Work to Close H Street NE Intersections

Two intersections on H Street NE will be closed during the day this week to allow installation of streetcar tracks, the D.C. Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the intersection of Fourth and H streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The eastbound curb lane of H Street also will be closed between Third and Fifth streets. On Friday, the intersection of Seventh and H streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as the eastbound curb lane on H Street between Sixth and Eighth streets.

-- Ashley Halsey III

Bridge Rehabilitation Starts on U.S. 301

A year-long, $2.1 million bridge rehabilitation project gets underway Wednesday at U.S. 301 and Route 214 in Prince George's County. Drivers headed east on Route 214 will discover that access to 301 has been closed.

Construction crews will maintain two through lanes along southbound U.S. 301 by using an existing lane and one shoulder.

-- Ashley Halsey III


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