The Washington transit agency says the system’s red line was delayed in both directions because of weather-related equipment problems on train cars. The other four lines were delayed because of broken or cracked rails.

Commuters vented their frustration on Twitter, with many posts including photos of stations and trains jam-packed with people. One Twitter user wrote that he loves being told to avoid lines that have delays, adding, ‘OK, I’ll just move my house and job for the day.’

Keeping resident’s warm

Many cities experiencing cold weather have opened warming stations for residents lacking heat. But extra care is being taken to protect the homeless.

In New Jersey, some officials have empowered law enforcement to move homeless people off the streets and into shelters.

Blankets were being given out at some of the 15 small tent cities around Huntsville, Alabama. Workers from a nonprofit organization there encouraged residents of the encampments to come inside. Some people planned to stay at a church that was opening as a shelter.

‘We’ve got snow flurries as the temperatures continue to drop so they’re coming in,’ said Clete Wetli, executive director of First Stop Inc., which provides transportation, mental health counseling and other services to the homeless. ‘The last thing we want is for someone to get hypothermia or die of frostbite.’

Officials in Ohio and Georgia warned residents never to use their kitchen ovens or stoves to heat their homes. It could prove deadly.

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