Talk about a rough Monday.
Commuters in NYC were in for another rude awakening this morning when a trash fire spread to the tracks and caused major blockages and delays for thousands of MTA riders from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
This was a really serious situation as we’re hearing 11 people were injured during rush hour, and they were sent to the hospital for their injuries. Yikes.
According to NBC New York, “service on the B and C lines was completely shut down in both directions for two hours, as was A and D train service above 125th Street.”
Around 10 a.m. service resumed but faced “extensive delays.”
Take a look at the chaos people were dealing with (below):
This was 181st St #1 station waiting to get to elevator to gondownbtonget train because track fire on A train. 🙁 Fix this mess! #MTA pic.twitter.com/SGugnBh7gE
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Robert Jackson (@RJackson_NYC) July 17, 2017
Fire on A train, switched to 1. More delays. Now 168 st. station packed w/people trying to get in elevators. WTF @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor @NY1 pic.twitter.com/iwibqgTq8c
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Natalie Brito (@NatalieHBrito) July 17, 2017
Looks like there was a really bad MTA track fire. No trains running from 145th ACBD station. Cops and firefighters everywhere. Cool, cool.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Saeed Jones (@theferocity) July 17, 2017
People waiting to get onto an M4 bus on 145th Street following an #MTA train fire (via @ryan_mensing) https://t.co/RLjwxdreoY pic.twitter.com/HdZxQnyvl8
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) July 17, 2017
Meanwhile… the rest of us in LA are like:
[Image via Twitter.]