Construction mishap disrupts light rail service in Mpls.

8:25 PM, Mar 7, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Service has been restored to a heavily used stretch of the Hiawatha line in downtown Minneapolis hours after it was disrupted by a construction mishap.

Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland tells KARE 11 that a cable malfunction caused a crane to fall on a powerline just north of the Nicollet Mall Station at 5th and Marquette. The mishap caused a malfunction of the overhead power system to that stretch of the Hiawatha Light Rail Line.

It took crews a few hours to fix the problem. In the meantime Metro Transit is operating replacement bus service between Target Field and the Franklin Avenue stations.

Service was restored to the line about 1 p.m.

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