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Cold temperatures, wind lead to travel glitches

Tuesday - 1/7/2014, 1:46pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Problems caused by extreme cold and high winds have led to a few hitches in travel around the region.

In Baltimore, light rail service was delayed Tuesday after winds tangled overhead wires, forcing trains to use one track. Officials have added additional trains.

In Washington, Metro reported a cracked rail, something usually linked to extreme temperatures, on the red line. Officials say it was repaired quickly, but there were some delays.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says HOV lanes along Interstate 95 opened an hour late after some gate motors froze. Technicians removed arms to open some gates.

Motorists are having trouble with their own vehicles too. AAA Mid-Atlantic says it has been getting an unprecedented number of service calls, including more than 1,000 in one hour on Monday.


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