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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) Officials say two lines of the MARC train that were closed have reopened. The Brunswick Line, which was closed west of Rockville, reopened at about 3:40 p.m. The Camden Line between Washington and Dorsey reopened about 10 minutes later. But there is no southbound Camden Line service; officials are urging passengers to use the Penn Line.

JESSUP, Md. (AP) Anne Arundel County fire officials say a CSX train carrying hazardous materials was stopped after leaving Washington when three construction workers performing maintenance work on a rail bridge suffered respiratory problems. Authorities say they refused medical treatment.

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