An electrical fire in a Manhattan Subway station drew response from firefighters on Friday according to Metropolitan Transit Authorities (MTA). MTA authorities received calls reporting that there was smoke visible on the platform at a station in Washington Heights. The station, the 181st Street A station, is currently experiencing delays due to the response from FDNY personal. Reports of the smoke started coming into authorities around 2:20 p.m. and emergency services were immediately dispatched.
Currently, according to MTA, northbound A Trains are only providing service to 145th Street. Service for the A train is suspended between the 145th Street station and the Inwood-207th station. MTA is advising their riders to be prepared for delays through the afternoon and evening commute. So many residents rely on the subway for their commuting needs, any service delays can cause major congestion and tax other forms of transportation like bus service and taxi service. There is currently no word on when the A train in the Manhattan area will return to normal service.
By Carl Auer