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Power outage causes massive subway delays in New York

Xinhua, April 21, 2017 Adjust font size:

A power outage caused massive subway delays across New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of commuters stranded for hours midway to work.

At least A, D, E, F, J, N, Q and R trains were all impacted -- mostly delayed or running on different lines due to the power problem reported at about 7:25 a.m. by the Seventh Avenue-53rd Street station, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Service was restored on most lines with delays at about 11:30 a.m. after temporary generators were set up at the station. The issue that caused the outage was not immediately known.

Commuters took to Twitter to fume about the delays.

@MiriamElder: "I'm at the top of the Chrysler Building and you can literally hear the whole city screaming about the MTA."

@WeRSingleling:"Today no one is getting anywhere, thanks #mta #nymta #nyctransit." Endit