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Light-rail service restored in downtown Minneapolis

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: March 7, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Light-rail service in downtown Minneapolis is running again after crews repaired an overhead power line that was damaged by a crane.

Service resumed around 1 p.m, about 4 hours after the incident near the Nicollet Mall Station, said Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland.

A crane at a construction site adjacent to the Hiawatha Line hit a wire and damaged a support piece around 8:30 a.m. bringing train service to a halt.

At least two trains carrying passengers became  stuck near the Nicollet Mall Station on 5th Street after the incident. Passengers were able to get off safely and nobody was injured.

Metro Transit buses were called in to provide service between Target Field and the Downtown East/Metrodome stations.

Metro Transit, MVTA and SouthWest Transit buses that run along Marquette Avenue are back on their normal routes.

 

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