When Metro suspended service Monday morning during rush hour on the Orange and Silver lines between Foggy Bottom and Clarendon and the Blue Line between Foggy Bottom and Arlington Cemetery, desperate commuters trying to use Uber as an alternative had to pay a steep price.

One rider sent in this screenshot showing that her Uber ride from the Farragut West Metro station to an office building a few blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station cost $34.18. That’s $34 for a three-mile ride.

When she arrived in Rosslyn at about 9:10 a.m., Uber prices were at 4.9 times their normal amount.

Other riders reported similar surge pricing in Arlington.

Metro said tens of thousands of riders were impacted by the outage.

Uber’s price model is based off surge pricing — a tactic that has proven controversial during emergencies, with many saying it’s simply a form of price gouging.

Most notably, the practice came under fire when prices surged to more than seven times the standard price during a New York City snowstorm.

The company has since adopted a policy that would cap surge pricing during natural disasters and other emergencies by making it below the three most expensive non-surged days during the preceding two months.

A Metro outage does not qualify as an “other emergency.”