Update: 2:56 p.m.: Power has been restored on the Metro Blue Line, and trains have resumed service between Willowbrook and Artesia. Blue Line customers should expect some residual delays through the next hour as train attempt to recover their regular schedule. On behalf of Metro, thank you to all affected riders for your patience this afternoon.
Update 2:49 p.m.: Service on the Blue Line continues to be affected by a loss of power to the tracks between Willowbrook and Compton. As of this time, southbound trains are now able to service Willowbrook Station before returning north to downtown L.A. Northbound trains are returning south at Artesia. Bus shuttles for through travel between Willowbrook and Artesia are still being established. Affected customers should consider using the Metro Silver Line for alternate service between downtown and south L.A.
A loss of power occurred at approximately 2:05 p.m. this afternoon on the Metro Blue Line. As a result, Blue Line rail service is currently suspended between 103rd Street/Watts Towers and Compton Station. This means southbound Blue Line trains are returning north to downtown L.A. at 103rd Street/Watts Towers, and northbound Blue Line trains return south to Long Beach at Compton.
Bus shuttles have been requested to replace service between 103rd Street/Watts Towers and Compton, and this advisory will be updated once buses are on scene. In the mean time, customers travelling through the affected area should anticipate major delays until further notice.
Please check back here at The Source, or follow us on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts for further updates. The cause of this incident is currently under investigation.
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