Fallen power line blamed for Greater Cleveland RTA Red Line rail service disruption Wednesday

CLEVELAND - A fallen power line caused a disruption for RTA Red Line service Wednesday.

Red Line rail service between the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere and Tower City has been shut down, but shuttle buses will run in its place until further notice, according to a RTA tweet. RTA will determine if shuttle bus service will be necessary Thursday morning.

A CEI power line fell and hit a RTA wire about 2:45 p.m. over the Red Line tracks, near the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland, officials indicate in an advisory on the RTA website.

The current damaged equipment in the rail station's electrical room.

No one sustained injuries.

RTA customers affected by the service disruption can ride the HealthLine 24/7 on Euclid Avenue to return home or attend the Tribe playoff game Wednesday. It will be down for the rest of the night.

Normal service continues for west side Red Line rail service between Tower City and Hopkins Airport, and the Blue, Green and Waterfront lines.

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