UPDATE: Papineau station has since reopened. The STM says that repairs were successful.\n[Reopening - Papineau métro station] 🚇🚌✅ Since the emergency work has been successfuly done, Papineau métro station is now reopen. Bus service is also back to its regular route. pic.twitter.com/cQGHtUQuOx— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 24, 2019\nEarlier today, Papineau station was evacuated and temporarily shut down. The station is shut down until further notice, though as of now there is no timeline as to when exactly the station will reopen.\nThe STM tweeted out earlier today that the station was closed due to "temporary works at the mezzanine level," but did not specify exact details of the works. Now, we know that the station was closed due to emergency repairs to the ceiling.\nThe STM published this tweet at around 12:00 on Friday:\n[Fermeture de la station Papineau] 🚇⚠️ Des travaux temporaires au niveau de la mezzanine entraînent la fermeture de la station Papineau. La navette 815 fait le trajet entre les stations Berri-UQAM et Frontenac. Référez-vous au plan de quartier ⏩ https://t.co/Abf0OiPcgC pic.twitter.com/z3SplUzn07— Ligne Verte (@stm_Verte) May 24, 2019\nThe Tweet reads, "Temporary works at the mezzanine level have led to the closure of Papineau metro station. The 815 shuttle is travelling between the stations Berri-UQAM and Frontenac. Refer to the neighbourhood map."\nThe STM was unclear about what works were being undertaken and why they led to an unplanned closure of the station. Several outlets like Radio-Canada have reported that a problem with the station's ceiling is to blame.\nAccording to news outlets, parts of the ceiling were menacing to collapse. Because of this, the station was evacuated and temporarily closed. The STM semi-confirmed this report in a later Tweet:\n[Fermeture station Papineau] Nous sommes contraints de fermer temporairement la station Papineau pour permettre à nos équipes d'effectuer des travaux d'urgence sur une section du plafond de la mezzanine. La station a été évacuée par mesure de précaution seulement.— STM (@stm_nouvelles) May 24, 2019\nREAD ALSO: The Papineau STM Metro Station Has Been Shut Down Indefinitely\nThe Tweet above reads "We were forced to temporarily close the Papineau metro station to allow our teams to do emergency works on a section of the mezzanine ceiling. The station was only evacuated for precautionary measures."\nSo, it appears that the STM does not want to take any chances when it comes to passenger safety.\nThe 815 shuttle, which has been travelling between Beaudry and Berri-UQAM since the closure of Beaudry in October, has temporarily been extended to go to Papineau. Passengers needing to get to one of these stations will need to take the shuttle.\nPapineau station was closed to allow teams to do repairs on a part of the station's ceiling. The station is closed until further notice.\nRead more through Radio-Canada here.