CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texans saw some rain late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. Those storms are now gone, but they left behind plenty of mess. For instance, weather shut down a Dallas Area Rapid Transit station just outside of downtown Carrollton.READ MORE: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
A lightning strike caused damage to two trains and some of the overhead power lines along the track. That forced officials with DART to close the Green Line between the Bachman station and the North Carrollton/Frankford station just before midnight on Wednesday.READ MORE: Rangers Stop Lynn, Beat AL Central-Leading White Sox 2-1
Crews were busy Thursday trying to repair the damaged line. DART officials first said that this portion of the Green Line could be closed through the evening rush hour, but are now saying that repairs could last into early Friday morning. “It was a bunch of mess, I’m sorry to say. They tried to do their best, but they did not,” said DART spokesman Morgan Lyons.
In order to help commuters who rely on this portion of the Green Line, DART has set up 12 buses to shuttle riders between the two stations, and is trying to add even more vehicles into the mix. No other DART lines were impacted by the weather or this closure.MORE NEWS: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
“We’re encouraging folks to leave early,” Lyons said. “And we know, in some cases, folks may decide it’s just easier to drive to Bachman station.” Riders can visit DART’s website and check the Rider Alerts area for the latest updates.