Washington DC’s subway is scheduled to be shut down for an extended period of time to deal with a slew of deferred maintenance. But after today’s service problem — literal waterfalls in one station — maybe DC’s Metro needs a holiday sooner than that.
Swimming home from work in DC. (Images: @SenoritaDez)
Due to very heavy rain, commuters at the Cleveland Park station were greeted with water cascading down the stairs and onto the platform. Trains continued to arrive and depart, with people wading through the underground pools to get in and out of the station.
— Dr. Darryl W Roberts (@dwresearch) June 21, 2016
— Josh Stanton (@JStantonDC) June 21, 2016
— Elliott Katz (@EKatz38) June 21, 2016
Finally the station was closed to passengers. Riders were shocked but seemed to be taking it all in stride, making plenty of jokes.
Can confirm that when it rains hard, the new Metro cars spray a sheet of water across everyone waiting on the platform. Fun times w/ @wmata.
— Andrew Eilts (@andreweilts) June 21, 2016
— Matthew Hurtt (@matthewhurtt) June 21, 2016
— Jacob Wirth (@jacobwirth55) June 21, 2016
See, when you've been beaten down this long, you have to use humour to cope. Luckily, when your subway stop is flooding, no one can see your tears.