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Metro Awnings Create Hazard

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Stephanie Kaye
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The awnings that cover some Metro escalators are becoming treacherous, as chunks of snow and ice break off and fall on the sidewalk.

Jay Gazlan is a government contractor who lives in DC. He was passing by the awning over the Columbia Heights Metro station. "I saw a five to six hundred pound ice damn build up, and then break down and fall." Gazlan finally got a few Metro workers to come above ground to check out the situation. "After a while they came out -- just in time to see it fall down and narrowly miss a three-year old. They've now set up a nice little metal barricade around one side of the Metro," just one more hazard to look out for on the city's streets.

Stephanie Kaye reports from the Columbia Heights Metro station in Northwest DC.

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