Yesterday was a bad time to be in Eastern DC as three stations were shut down due to poisoned birds. These sparrow corpses join high temperatures as a ridiculous inconvenience that can cripple the second busiest subway system in the country. Next thing you know East Falls Church station will be shut down by, I don't know, scary looking clouds.
Not a ridiculous inconvenience: someone dying at the hands (wheels? rails?) of a train. A commenter, "edthered," pointed out that Metro switched from killing birds to killing humans. Sure enough, there was a service alert on the Metro website saying the Ballston station was closed down to a train killing someone. Details are forthcoming. I'm of course not blaming Metro for this. Yet. This could have been a jumper for all we know.
I do not envy Orange Line commuters today.