Unsubstantiated rumors, or, it's Armageddon, people!

The District of Columbia is NOT where you want to be right now. It gets a bad rap for the crime and the pomposity of its residents but in the last 24 hours, there were:

  • Highway closures from burning or overturned vehicles
  • Manhole fires resulting in power outages
  • Rumors of armed robberies at the new Target in Columbia Heights (the Metro muggings were not from the last 24 hours)
  • My co-worker's apartment was used as a staging area for U.S. Marshals and MPD to take his fugitive neighbor into custody
  • Several people lost water last night
  • The people who drive my shuttle said the numerous cop cars (and, a co-worker later reported ambulance was present) at L'Enfant Plaza station were for a reported jumper on the tracks. No service disruptions reported on WMATA website, though.
  • The Eliot Spitzer story doesn't really fit in the timbre of these other occurences but has a DC element to it.
  • Also not an unsubstantiated rumor, but a darn good graphic in this story about pedestrian safety.

5 comments:

maitai Tuesday, March 11, 2008 11:57:00 am  

haha, i was just reading about the target in columbia heights...sending you an email!

Sidney Wednesday, March 12, 2008 9:55:00 am  

Don't know what the hell was going on with the Blue line this morning, but I had to wait on the platform for a little over half an hour for a train to come along that had room to board. The conductor announced there were more passengers than normal... is there a march going on or something?

heatherfeather Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:02:00 am  

I don't know but it was really crowded after 2 days of hardly any people on Metro.

DC is so random like that...

Anonymous Monday, March 17, 2008 10:30:00 am  

Dude. I am cowering up here in Baltimore wondering when I'm going to make it back down to D.C. - and how crazy it will be!

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Monstee Sunday, April 06, 2008 1:39:00 am  

No to sound like too much noncaring person and all that, but being so far away me was reading all them things with big bit of detachment till me misread the one and read about the numerous cop cars and ambulance at L'Enfant Pizza station were for reported jumper on the tracks.

And me thought... DANG! What's wrong with they pizza?

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