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Metro Train Strikes Deer Near Van Dorn Street Sunday Night

Incident caused some delays on the Blue Line Sunday night.

Metro said Sunday night a deer was struck by a metro train near Van Dorn Street. Google map
Metro said Sunday night a deer was struck by a metro train near Van Dorn Street. Google map
Normal service has resumed at Van Dorn Street late Sunday, metro said in an alert sent out at 10:22 p.m.

A metro train struck a deer Sunday night near the Van Dorn Street metro stop, according to an alert sent out Sunday by metro at about 9:30 p.m.

The Van Dorn Street metro is located at 5690 Eisenhower Ave. More deer have been uprooted in the area due to work being done clearing woods near I-395 in anticipation of a ramp being built to service the new BRAC building.

Local residents have reported deer being uprooted due to the pre-construction and clearing of brush and trees, and subsequently being killed after getting hit by cars.

The metro alert message Sunday noted: "Blue Line: Expect delays to Largo due to a deer struck by a train near Van Dorn Street." Largo is the last stop on the Blue Line, in Largo, Md.

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