(WASHINGTON) — A powerful storm struck the nation’s capital Tuesday afternoon pummeling the region with rain, hail and even flooding an underground metro station.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was forced to shut down Cleveland Park Metro station around 7 p.m. due to severe flooding.
Dramatic photos show water rushing down the escalators as passengers made their way up to exit.
Josh Stanton decided to poke fun at the situation posting a photo of a wet floor sign surrounded by floodwater.
— Josh Stanton (@JStantonDC) June 21, 2016
By 8:30 p.m. trains were no longer skipping the Cleveland Park metro stop after bypassing the station for more than an hour.
Red Line: Trains are now servicing Cleveland Park following earlier weather related escalator outage/flooding.
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) June 22, 2016
Residents also posted pictures of downed trees as tens of thousands were left without power in Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland.
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