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Updates: D.C. Metro shutdown

March 15, 2016

A sign at the Rosslyn Metro station notifies riders that the system is closed. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)

The hundreds of thousands of people who normally take Metrorail to school and work turned to cars, bicycles and buses Wednesday morning as the rail system shut down for an emergency inspection of 600 electrical cables, two days after one of them caused a fire that crippled the system.

Alternate transportation | A look at damaged cables | Passenger reaction