The escalator to the Metro platform was briefly blocked, triggering some tussling between the group and commuters before the protest moved outside.

Updated at 8:15 a.m. Maryland State Police said all lanes on the northbound side of Interstate 270 in Montgomery County have reopened after a brief closure. Law enforcement officials said the lanes were briefly closed after a driver called authorities to report there appeared to be something that was “off” about another vehicle. Officials stopped […]

Metro had said earlier in the week that it had received roughly 500 requests for advanced absences for Friday. The union president said the agency was putting workers and passengers at risk by rejecting the requests.

Scheduled track work on Metro and roadwork will also complicate weekend travel in parts of the region.

  Part of MD 197 in Prince George’s County was blocked Friday morning because of downed wires and a pole. Pole & wires down blocking 197 btwn Powder Mill Rd & BW Pkwy #MDtraffic #SkyTrak7 #GMW pic.twitter.com/DBS8NuF4zr — Julie Wright (@thejuliewright) April 28, 2017 Few details were immediately available and it was not known if […]

The delays are in both directions of the line.

The backups begin near Route 123 and stretch about three miles toward the Turkey Run Park exit.

Traffic was at a standstill.

"Our policies got in the way of our values and procedures interfered in doing what's right,” United chief executive Oscar Munoz said.

A fellow passenger called it “the most outrageous treatment of a paying customer that I have seen in my two decades of flying.”

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