WASHINGTON — Transportation officials in Washington say a portion of H Street will be closed for several hours while emergency responders take part in a drill involving the yet-to-start streetcar system.
DC Fire and EMS conducting a streetcar emergency drill on the 1200blk of H St. NE. http://t.co/JGbQYk2P0f—
DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) August 24, 2014
Officials say the drill will take place on Sunday in the 1200 block of H Street NE and that that block will be closed and traffic re-routed. Officials say the exercise will simulate a streetcar derailment caused by a collision between a vehicle and a streetcar with passengers.
The 1200 block of H Street is expected to be closed between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. Officials say residents should know that the emergency activity is just a drill but to use caution when traveling in the area.
More From Washington
- Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative: Find a Location Near You
- 3 Killed, 2 Wounded at Maryland Office Park Shooting
- Metro to Extend Late-Night Service for Nationals-Cubs Game
- Arrest Made in Racist Threats Directed at Howard University
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)