Last night, the power lines that hover over the DART rail line suffered some damage just south of the Mockingbird/SMU Station. As the trains came through, a spokesman said they likely grabbed those lines and caused further damage. For the second straight day, commuters were shuttled in the cold between rail stops via bus. Which caused delays that are continuing into rush hour.
“Personnel on-site assessed the damage and began repairs immediately,” read a statement from spokesman Mark Ball. “They determined that with the recent cold weather and strong winds it caused the overhead powerlines to contract and break loose from its connections.”
A major backup this morning for @DARTAlerts passengers stuck outside in the cold. Wiring issues have stalled several lines leading to an overflow of people needing to take a shuttle bus. pic.twitter.com/sg3H1nRZwQ
— Terrance Friday (@TerranceFriday) November 13, 2019