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Greater Cleveland RTA to resume Blue and Green line service
Heavy rain washed contruction debris onto tracks, shutting down service Monday
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Construction debris and flooding disrupted service Monday.
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The Greater Cleveland RTA planned to reopen an east-side train station and resume running its Blue and Green train lines early this morning. 

All were largely out of service Monday after the weekend’s heavy rain flooded some areas and broke through a retaining wall at a nearby bridge-construction site, washing debris onto tracks.

RTA’s Mary Shaffer says this year has been a rough one. 

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“This winter was very difficult. The snow, the ice, the extreme cold temperatures affected the rail. It also of course affected all of the buses and the roads and pretty much everyone.” 

But she says the washout from the construction site was the first major disruption of the summer.

 

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