Morning Power Outage Delayed Every Subway Line

NYC commuters' nightmare

The subway system stopped completely underground. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

The subway system stopped completely underground. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

It’s lights out for the MTA.

A power outage just before 10 a.m. caused citywide subway delays for nearly every line. Emergency brakes were automatically activated on several trains after the Con Edison system sustained a voltage dip, NBC 4 reported.

An MTA notice, sent at 9:58 a.m., said “due to a temporary power loss systemwide, expect delays on all lines.”

Trains were at a standstill for at least five minutes. On a day when temperatures are expected to hit 90 degrees, straphangers were trapped in hot and humid cars, and the stoppage time led to major delays for many commuters on their way to work.

The MTA reports that trains are now running on schedule.