Some light rail service resume in Minneapolis

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 11, 2013 at 9:38 am •  Published: April 11, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The wet spring snowstorm forced Metro Transit to suspend light rail service on the line from the Mall of America in Bloomington to Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.

The problem was ice that accumulated on the overhead power lines faster than it could be scraped off, causing several trains to stall.

Service resumed between Target Field in downtown Minneapolis and Franklin Avenue in south Minneapolis around 9 a.m.

But Metro Transit says buses will continue to replace light rail service from Franklin Avenue to the airport and the Mall of America in Bloomington until its crews can resolve the situation.

Systemwide, Metro Transit says, about 43 percent of its buses have been running on time. The average delays are about 13 minutes.

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