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now. this is fox5 local news at 11. right now at 11, and you unprecedented announcement from d.c.'s transit system. metro rail will close until thursday morning while inspectors perform emergencyerfo safety checks. i recognize the hardship itrdsh causes to the region and to thee community.comm tonight, the immediate impact on your commute, plus whatat commuters are saying about the shutdown. this is fox5 local news at 11. and we thank you for joining us tonight, i'm shawn yancy and i'm tony perkins. at this moment we are exactlyacl one hour away from metro rail system-wide shutdown.ut all stations will remain closed until thursday morning.ay this was announced thisnced afternoon and came one day after a cable fire shutdown the mcphearson metro station. tonight we know that the federal government will be open tomorrow with options for
leave or tell work. d.c. public schools will also operate as usual. > we have team coverage of the metro shutdown. we begin with jim lokay life at metro headquarters.o >>reporter: this is when the anounment came about 4:30 today. not a lot of notice. when you saw gm approach the podium, his voice -- this was a very different man than the one who took over metro.o. as you mentioned this all started after yesterday'srday incident at mcphearson's square. no one was hurt when the smoke filled the station, but what the inspectors discovered was roughly the same issue that led to the deadly incident over at l'enfant plaza last year. tomorrow is the plan to get the inspectors and engineers out on the tracks inspecting piece by piece the jumper cables. we asked paul whether it
why are you doing this in the middle of the week, why aren'ty you doing it on the weekend? he said in this case safety trumpsu convenient. >> i cannot rule out a potential life safety issue here and this is why we must take this action immediately. we basically have what's called jumper cables. we have third rail and it comes and there's a gap in it occasionally, 600 times., 60 so there's four large cablesles that basically connect the power from one end to the other. in this case, there was potential metal on metal whichic is very similar to what we had at the l'enfant plaza situation. it happened once. it's happened twice in a year. so i can't wait for the third time. > once again, a little lessss than 60 minutes and counting before we see the tote l al metro shutdown.me back to you. >> let me ask you a question, they have 29 hours to work on this, what during that time period they find some problems? do you think the
closure will last longer than that. >> the thing we should point out is that they discovered 100 issues last time around when they went through when they replaced the pieces, what we're understanding from metro if they desecond segments that need to e be replaced. they can shutdown power from onw side ofn the track and then single track the stations for the time beer. meaning we're noa going to see this extending throughout the entire system,te, but many stations will be impacted in the long run. > thanks for the update. when today's metro shutdown was announced, d.c. mayor muriel bowser canceled her public appearances. we asked her for her reaction during our 6:00 show. later she decided to address the historic shutdown with reporters. fox5's marina maracco was theres reporter roar let's just say her face said it all. she was not pleased with this decision. she says she got that phone
from council member jack evans about 3:00, just an hour and ad half before metro announced the entire shutdown. that means that this was long in the works before she ever found out about it.it she says when she got that call she was completely shocked. she said the direct quote to meo re saying, the real consequenceu when you shutdown an entire system. she says she was not involved at all with that decision. since metro decided to shutdownw the system she will keep business open here in the district.dist d.c. government offices as well as schools will remain open. however, she did say that the gm, along with the board, did have the authority to shut it down without consulting her. you weren't expecting this?is? >> i think i told -- said froml- the outset i was shocked.ed. > mayor, are you upset that you seem to have been kept out of the loop from the decision. dec >> i don't think i have been h kept out of the loop. i think that it is
decision and metro made its decision. now, does it have a significanta impact on us and will we make sure all of the procedures and principles embedded in the compact are followed, yes. do we want to understand theirhr decision making to get to thisis point, of course.urse and we will get the answers to those questions. ultimately, do you standby their decision or would you have had a different way of approaching the situation? >> i honestly, i don't have thae information to be able to say that. literally getting a call a few hours ago about theew shutdown t the system. not having all of the access tos the information that metro officials do about what the cause of the fire was and how frequently those pieces of equipment that they seem to be concerned about were inspected. some of the questions i will have will have to do with what options did they look at to dodo this. was it the 24 hour, 29
the only option or was there another way to do it? the mayoo was also asked if she would be lifting parking restrictions. ultimately she said, no, she will not be lifting parking restrictions hoping that folks will get on buses and somehowehw avoid complete and totally gridt lock here in the district come tomorrow. life tonight outside the wilson building, marina maracco, fox5 local news. > we can only hope. thank you. more than 700,000 people rely on metro rail to get around thee d.c. region every day and am of you have been sounding off about the system-wide shutdown. fox5's teisha you look is continues our team coverage now i know that you talked to plenty of passengers tonight.onig what are they saying. >>reporter: shawn, you know what, drones have people have passed where we're standing here in mcphearson square, and the reaction has been mixed. what i can tell you that most ot them are talking about the shutdown. in fact, people are already planning their travel plans for tomorrow and already anticipating tomorrow's nightmare. and it's not just metro readers
with merchants and tourists who says their visit to the nation's capital will be one to remembere for all the wrong reasons.ason there's no doubt the emergency 24-hour metro rail shutdown wilo be felt across the dmv and rider rise harris has a message for metro's top boss. >> what he doesn't understand it the confusion and the chaos that he will cause.he w a lot of people rely on the metro to travel. harris commutes to work fromm capital heights. how will this impact you. >> i will definitely be latee tomorrow. i've already called and let them know. i'm really surprised to hear about the shutdown, especiallywn that they decided to do it on a wednesday when thousands of people will beç commuting to ao from work, but also, you know, after everything that's happenee on metro over the last year and a half, glad to see that they're prioritizing the safety of customers. it's not just riders readying to bear the brunt of this historic
metro shutdown. >> food truck vendor cafe walter marion says he'll lose at least $200 in business, likely more. wednesday's winners will surely include taxis and car riding.in. i'm trying to figure out how we're going to get around. we're going to the airport andad we're trying to get out and we were planning to go to mount vernon tomorrow. i guess i'm a little shock. and they're in the alone.ne. i'm glad i have a smartphone soe i can look up stuff. i mean, not knowing the area is going to be really hard. > good luck to the mccoy family and forever every everyone whoye is going to be navigating throughout the district. this is all after the smoke incident that happened at mcphearson square yesterday. now, one day later, mcphearson and long with everybody isis getting ready fo
the billboards and barriers are in place every where. > here are some of thee alternative ways to get around town while metro is closed. metro bus will be working, uber, lift and taxis are also al available. the d.c. circulator and the streetcar are operating for free tomorrow and owe is the capital bike share program. and also electro lots and garages will be open to customers taking the bus or car pooling. > residents demanded answerswes during a community meeting tonight as police are still trying to solve a murder mystery in fairfax county. an unknown gunman shot andot killed yohan da leet i while thw 83 year old was inside his home last friday. police have no leads and investigators are serving around the home trying to find anyo evidence that could lead to a possible arrest. > we've had numerous resources in and around the area sincece then, just an increased poli
unusual crime in this area. we just want to reassure the residents, neighbors, everybodyo in the area that we're working very hard on the case to solve it as quickly as possible. > police say they are addingng more officers to the area. a move that was planned beforend that shooting took place. > the death of a man in montgomery county is being ruled a homicide. march 11 sheldon williams was found shot to deaths on castle manufactured in silver springs.v so far no arrests have been made. police are asking anyone who hao information about the case to contact them. > for two of the brothersbrot charged in connection withen a ambush shooting that led to the death of a prince george'snc county police officer. however, a maryland court commissioner dropped the murder charge against allege yeah andst ma league ford. a they are stillma l charged in conspiracy and attempted murder in the death of officer jacai colson. their brother lead to the
of the officer. police are looking for your help in. this incident happened back on march 3. this is surveillance video. vi a person of interest there investigators say he held a child's hand outside, walked with her for several steps before a chaperone noticed, yelled and scared him objectiond to the form a second man was seen talking to the first person of interest. police want to talk to them both. > the maryland house ofylan delegates has approved a billl designed to help reduce drunken driving. the bill is being called noaa's law. it is being named after montgomery county police officer noaa lee oat a. in december he was killed by a suspected drunk driver.. the bill would require convicted drunk drivers to have an ignition interlock placed on their vehicle. drivers will have to below into a device to determine whetherthr they've had too much to drink. > primary results from yet res anotr
coming in. marco rubio unexpectedly suspended his campaign tonightnh after losing his home state to donald trump. hillary clinton trumped bernieie sanders. we have the break down next at 11. hey there, tony, shawn, we have a weather break down, too. maybe the low 70s. south of d.c. there is a little bit of a flip side.de. a quick thunderstorm.ders we'll time that out for you.u. an interesting weekend as we flip into spring. we'll be right back.
> it is another super tuesday.d voters from five states went tot the polls for their primary elections today and we have all the details from mark ohio rub o ohio suspecting his campaign to big victories for hillary clinton and underdog john caseon okay. on the republican side of things, donald trump won ill, florida and north carolina. john kikich won his home state. hillary clinton won big in florida, north carolina andand ohio. and she is back on track to defeat bernie sanders in
illinois. sanders is leading missouri. the florida senator choked backo his emotion tonight as he talked to supportersç in his home sta. while it is not god's plan that i be president in 2016 or maybee ever, and while today my campaign is suspended, the factt that i've even come this far is evidence of how special america truly is. > a trump supporter you may have heard right there interrupted rub ohio at the beginning of his speech. the senator quickly responded, don't worry, he won't get beat up. taking a stab at some of the violence that's erupted at offat of the rallies. the director of the secret service revealed details of increased efforts to protect presidential candidates. this comes as fights have began to erupt across the country.nt joseph
his agents will not be used to silence protestor.si there are people that are disrupting the event. the that is not our primary responsibility. our concern is over acts oror threats to our protect '. if someone, for example, comes into the buffer zone or securene zone we're going to respond too that as we saw in dayton, ohio.. clancy added his agents assigned to the campaign trail have beene working closely with event organizers and police sharingndp intelligence and ensuring the safety of the the candidates. all right. it is time to talk about the forecast. a lot of people will probably be out and about tomorrow. since metro is closed maybeybe they'll be riding bikes,es catching, cabs, catching buses. if they had to do it one dayne this week, tomorrow is the best. it's diminishing the chance off showers on wednesday now. now but a little upping the anti byy thursday. by then we should be up andnd
that's st. patrick's day so weo do need restaurants. everybody wants to be able to get around on st. patrick's day. >> exactly. no doubt about it. tonight it's rather quiet out there. we had the clouds break up latea in the day.ay. we helped get the temperatureeme shoot up to 65-degrees. some of you may be ten degrees warmer than that. tomorrow. friendly reminder, spring beginn in four days. that would be sunday. i've got snow in the forecast on sunday, just a little bit mixedd right now with rain.with but we're going to continue toto watch it. it looks like it's going to be on the cool side and an area of low pressure off the earth will bear some watching. our temperature is 55-degrees, winds out of the south at 7. that's why we're going to warm up so nicely tomorrow. clear skies, a little bit of fof possible later.ater temperatures will be slow to fall. we'll probably end up close to 50-degrees by the sun comes up tomorrow morning.to there can be a big spread ofspre temperatures this time of year, the district
43, culpeper 43 and manassas 46s that's cooler than we have been. tomorrow we get a lot of warm air. we might have some gusty windswd with it. maybe a quick shower or a rumble of thunder. fairly isolated the way things look right now. it will bring in somewhat cooler air for us on thursday andnd certainly into the weekend andio it looks like there will be another fast moving storm in the upper atmosphere that passes use by on thursday which is why it's possible we could have a fewfe more showers for saint pat's day. the frontal boundary will crosso us in thune afternoon. it will be dry to start tomorrow morning, aic in of sun and clouds. you can see that our futurecast is greatly diminishing the chance of any showers earlier. this may bounce around just a little bit. but again watch between 3 and a 5 for the possibility of a quick thunderstorm. as we role into saint the patrick's day, a little more active, prime time for folksolks going out and
a couple showers here and thered not a lot. maybe a rumble of thunder and that passes on through prettyety quickly so it's out of ten by 10 or 11:00. overnight we drop to near degrees, low 40s in the suburbs. we wrap it up with your fox5 seven day forecast.ven up and down we go. didn't get to t talk too much about the weekend. i wanted you to let you know that this is an area of low pressure off the coast. the first day of spring only 45-degrees.45 much cooler be average. it like tuesday, mostly cloudycu and 52-degrees. we'll watch the sunday stormunda carefully and enjoy wednesday.ee > time for sports now. right down to the wire before they can clench a spot in the playoffs. that's right, tonight's, theoni caps had a chance to punch theih ticket for the season. the carolina hurricanes paying a visit to the verizon center. the
allowing opponents to score. not tonight, justin williams deflecting his 21st goal ofgoal the season. the game would go into over time tied 1 to 1. alex ovechkin has always had the flare of the dramatic and he delivered again when it mattered most, scoring the game winner when it mattered most. they clinch a 50, 14 and 5. and yes the apartment others dir lose tonight.lose maryland began the season with pretty high expectations.xpe they were ranked the top team in the country, but the interprety, are limping b into the caa tournament friday. they loves five of their last eight games.me although the last one went down to the wire against michigan state. they'll get one last chance to show everyone what they're made of. we're not even in the top ten anymore.
i think, me personally. it just shows that no one has goals. going into the tournament wewe just want to prove to everyoneer that we're a really good team. > tonight they added departmend to their secondary signing david route 1 jr., 28 year old route 1 has played his entire nfl withfw the denver bronc owes.wes. last season he posted career highs with 43 tackles and two interceptions before suffering a season ending injury in week 15. apparently the ap just said, a source says they also signed guy let to $4 million and a one-year deal. > first she met the first and the first lady. today 107 d.c. resident met thee harlem globetrotters.lobe we'll show you what happenedt during today's visit. that's coming up next.
old virginia mcclueren severaler weeks as l. she met the president and the first lady several weeks ago. today she got another special treat. they met the harris commuteshe lamb globetrotters when they visited elementary school.choo virginia volunteered there. and it's hard to tell who washo more entertained by the visit,i, virginia or the globetrotters. > she has such a greatat personality. i love it. she's 107 years old. fantastic. you know what, it's so infectious is herry. i she loves her life. ' volunteers at the school threo times a week. 107 years old. you are awesome, clara. stay tuned, tmz is up next. thanks for joining us.s. we're going on early tomorrowarl morning at 4:00 a.m. to keep you updated on the very latest ond a the metro shutdown. have a good night,
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