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PRT open again after Saturday closure

West Virginia University officials confirmed the PRT was closed Saturday, Nov. 11 because of a power rail failure at the Walnut Street station. Rumors of a fire on the tracks circulated after a video was posted to social media, but officials say it was an electric arc caused by the power failure.

WVU Executive Director of Communications April Kaull said the incident occurred early Saturday morning before the PRT had started operations for the day, so no cars or passengers were involved. Repairs were made and the station was open as usual on Monday.

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