UPDATED: Downed Power Line Interrupts Blue Line Service in Downtown Long Beach

UPDATED 2:33PM | Full service was restored to the Blue Line in Downtown Long Beach as of 1:35PM Tuesday, according to Rick Yager of Metro.

ORIGINAL 10:31AM | Blue Line service between the Willow Station and Downtown Long Beach continues to be delayed by up to 30 minutes this morning as crews work to repair a down overhead line that stopped trains near the Anaheim St. station Monday afternoon. 

According to Metro, the line came down at around 5:30PM Monday somewhere between the Pacific Coast Highway and 5th St. stations and immediately halted regular train operations. Bus service was being provided every 15 minutes between the Willow Station and Downtown Long Beach and the Long Beach Police Department closed Long Beach Blvd. between Anaheim St. and 15th St. through the night to allow for work to be done.

As of 8AM Tuesday, limited service has been restored on the Metro Blue Line between the Willow Station and Downtown Long Beach, Rick Jager of Metro said. Trains are still being augmented with buses because only one of two tracks is operable, he said. Crews are working to restore full train service. It is unclear what caused the power line to come down. 

Metro has been tweeting updates as they are available. Follow @metrolosangeles to stay up to date.

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