Leaks that prompted sheet metal at Pentagon City Metro under investigation

Patch Job?

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) — A tweet with a photo of what appeared to be sheet metal attached to concrete at the Pentagon City Metro station on Wednesday morning caught our eye. Jeff Urbanchuk asked, “What kind of patch work is this @wmata? Pentagon city @unsuckdcmetro”

See the tweet here.

We didn’t see a response from @wmata so we emailed Metro to find out what was going on.

Spokesperson Caroline Laurin told us that the issue was first brought to Metro officials’ attention in the fall.

Laurin told says that Arlington County recently performed road construction and streetscaping along S Hayes St. Part of that construction included a storm water-retention structure in the median directly above the station.

According to Lauren, “When that retention pond overflows, water enters our station. To prevent the water from impacting customers on the platform, we have installed temporary pieces of sheet metal to redirect the water behind the parapet wall. This temporary solution will be in place until Arlington County can address the issue with the storm water retention structure.” READ MORE HERE

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