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Twitter Reacting to Metro’s Shutdown is All of Us Reacting to Metro’s Shutdown

Medical Center Metro Station. Photograph by Flickr user Josh.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will close for 24 hours beginning at midnight on March 16, meaning that Metrorail services will be out of commission for 29 hours until it is scheduled to reopen at 5 AM on March 17. When the news hit Twitter, the Internet, as it is wont to do, freaked out. While some are following Twitter to get the latest updates on Metro’s status and school closings, others are using Twitter to do the following.

To remind you that alternate forms of transportation exist:

To remind you that alternate-alternate forms of transportation exist:

To put a positive spin on it:

To try to explain what’s going on:

To continue the endless NYC vs. DC comparisons:

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.