Long Metro Shutdown Begins Saturday

(Washington, DC) — A big Metro shutdown is set to begin this weekend. Six Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport will be closed starting Saturday more than three months. The shutdown is phase one of a three-year platform reconstruction project. Braddock Road, King Street-Old Town, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington, Van Dorn and Franconia-Springfield stations will be closed starting at 1:00 Saturday morning. The closure will continue until September 8th. The Washington Post reports an estimated 17-thousand commuters will be affected.