Metro rail was closed this morning (November 16, 2006) between Van Ness and Farragut North causing crowds of people to wait on Connecticut Avenue for shuttle buses.
It seems there was a loss of power between Dupont Circle and Woodley Park causing a train to stop. The approximately 75 passengers had to be led back to Dupont on a catwalk that runs beside the track. If any of those 75 are bloggers, I expect they'll have a catwalk story to tell a little later today.
Metro is now trying to find out why there was a loss of power.
Buses are also bringing people north to Van Ness and dropping them off so they can continue northwards on the train.
Lucky Van Ness to be the site of all this activity at 7 in the morning!