New York Trains Stranded as Power Outage Causes Widespread Disruptions to Subway Service

Two subway trains became stuck in a tunnel as power problems caused massive delays and service disruptions on several lines during the Friday morning rush hour.

An E train got stuck about halfway through a tunnel after the power went out around 7:30 a.m. at Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street. A D train was also stuck in the tunnel, CBS2 reported. Passengers from both trains were disembarked.

One man from Brooklyn told 1010 WINS that his 30-minute commute took two hours and a woman from Queens who was on the stuck E train said her ride was 90 minutes.

Power at the station is out and red tape blocks the entrance, where two police officers are turning away would-be riders, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.

Con Edison has brought in temporary generators as crews work to restore power to the area.

A Con Edison spokesperson told the Associated Press that no work was being done in the area before the outage and there were no “obvious problems” in the utility’s system. They are working to determine the cause of the outage.

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