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Baltimore Light Rail service interrupted by downed tree Saturday morning

Part of Baltimore’s Light Rail service was closed Saturday morning during a period of heavy rains as a result of a downed tree near Northern Parkway.

MTA spokesperson Veronica Battisti said the storm brought down a tree that then tangled in the overhead electric wires that feed power to the Light Rail vehicles. She said passengers in an affected train were transferred to another vehicle.

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The MTA has closed the Light Rail line and substituted a bus bridge of service between the North Avenue and Falls Road stops. The Light Rail remains in operation at the north and sound ends of the line.

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