Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
⛅ Today’s weather: Morning clouds. Pleasantly warm. High of 75 and low of 43.
⛅ Tomorrow: Morning clouds. Pleasantly warm. High of 82 and low of 56. Sunrise at 6:36 am and sunset at 7:41 pm.
🚨 You need to know
The derailment of a work truck early this morning near the new Potomac Yard Metro station created single tracking and delays for Blue Line riders this morning.
The derailment caused single tracking between Braddock Road Metro station and the National Airport Metro station, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said to expect delays.
WMATA General Manager Randy Clarke said the issue was not connected to the Potomac Yard Metro station.
Context: We had a technical derailment. It was a work truck & b/c of its design this can occur. No injuries, just takes time to put back on rails. Also not connected to Potomac Yard Station. In trying to be transparent our initial comms could have been clearer. Sorry for delay. pic.twitter.com/3TvU5nSuVL
— Randy Clarke (@wmataGM) April 11, 2023
A heavy rail work vehicle derailed while heading back to the yard this morning, causing delays for customers in Northern Virginia on the 🔵Blue & 🔵Blue+ lines. Trains are single tracking between Braddock Rd and National Airport, running every 18 min. #wmata https://t.co/N891DsbjkM
— Metro Forward (@wmata) April 11, 2023
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📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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In some ways, it wasn’t a great week for shops around Alexandria. Three Alexandria stores had drivers crash into them this week. At the Bradlee Shopping Center, a driver was…
Westbound drivers may want to avoid Duke Street near Landmark next week as construction will shut down part of the road. The closures will affect the westbound lanes on Duke…
Parents and teachers at a School Board meeting last night said the rollout of a new plan to split specialist teachers across schools has been an unmitigated disaster. The change…
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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on