6:30 p.m. update: The entrance to the Dupont Circle north entrance from the street level is back in operation and open as of 6:25 p.m. Metro said the escalator issue has been resolved.

Original post: Metro said an escalator is out of service at the north entrance of Dupont Circle. No passengers can enter from the street level into the station as of 6 p.m.

Dan Stessel, Metro’s chief spokesman, said he did not know what caused the outage but said crews are on the scene working to fix it.

Passengers cannot enter Dupont Circle from the north entrance, which is the only entrance open because the south side is closed for eight months as they are putting in brand-new escalators.

Trains are stopping at the station, but Stessel said “you cannot enter from the street for safety reasons.”

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