Metro Red Line train derails on difficult commuting day

A Metrorail train derailed Friday morning near a frequently used stop in downtown Washington, but no injuries have been reported.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) acknowledged the accident and said that Metrorail officials and first responders are already on the scene to assist passengers off the train.

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The derailment took place near the Farragut North station.

The incident happened on a day when D.C. area commuters have already experienced trouble traveling to work in the wake of two massive snowstorms that recently hit the area.

Snow has piled up on roadways, making it difficult to travel, and some Metro stations are still shuttered due to snow accumulation on track beds.

The front wheels of the lead car came off the tracks, according to WMATA. The incident took place at 10:13 a.m.

According to a reporter from The Hill, multiple ambulances and emergency vehicles are surrounding the stop.