The Pentagon Metro station just outside Washington was temporarily closed after a break in a water line flooded it on Wednesday, November 27, officials said.
The metro system’s Blue and Yellow lines were affected by the flooding, causing trains to bypass the station, in Arlington, Virginia, while crews investigated the incident.
The Arlington Department of Environmental Services said the flooding was caused by a break in a private Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) water line.
Videos shared on social media showed some people walking through murky water that had pooled inside the station.
Metrorail first alerted commuters to the flooding around 7.30 am on Twitter, and said it had requested bus services while the trains were skipping the station. The agency had not announced the reopening of the station by the time of writing.
This video, shared on Twitter by the Arlington Department of Environmental Services, shows water flowing out of a hole in the wall.
An Arlington Department of Environmental Services spokesman told local media the video “likely” showed water flowing from an air duct in Pentagon station. The department said at 9.40 am that the flowing water was “reportedly stopped.” Credit: Arlington Department of Environmental Services via Storyful