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Metro offers late notes for commuters affected by Blue Line outage

By Hayley Fox
Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 09:27AM
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The Metro Blue Line experienced up to 2-hour delays this morning because of a power outage.

Metro is offering "delay verifications" for commuters who were late to work or school this morning because of the power Blue Line power outage.

MTA officials said the outage caused delays from south of Watts at the Imperial/Wilmington station in Willowbrook, all the way to the 7th Street/Metro Center station in downtown Los Angeles, KTLA 5 reports.

KPCC reports that although some service was restored around 8:30 a.m., trains were only coming every 20 to 30 minutes.

Metro warns to still expect major crowds at the stops.

The Los Angeles Times reports that MTA officials worked to get extra buses into the problem area to help light rail passengers around the gap.

"Up to 25 buses are being pulled off existing bus service to provide shuttling between stations," MTA officials said in a statement.

Travelers were also encouraged to drive or take an alternative route via bus.

To receive a "delay verification", call Customer Relations at 213-922-6235.

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