New York News
Transformer fire causes delays at Grand Central
NEW YORK (WABC) -- A transformer fire in a Metro North tunnel leading to Grand Central caused rush hour delays above and below ground on Tuesday evening.
It all started when a transformer above tracks 28 and 29 caught fire at 6:15 p.m. The fire led to a manhole explosion on Park Avenue near East 50th Street at around 7 p.m.
The transformer fire caused a smoke condition in the tracks and inside 320 Park Avenue, a large office building. One person in the building was treated for smoke inhalation. The building also lost power. There was no evacuation of Grand Central.
Metro North trains were briefly stopped from coming into the terminal, and the disruption led to delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions. Train service was back to normal by Tuesday night.
Park Avenue was also shut down in both directions when the manhole exploded.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
new york city, fire, grand central station, midtown, new york news
- Rescuers continue scouring rubble in East Harlem 32 min ago
- AccuWeather: Cold, but milder
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- East Harlem explosion: More on the victims 10 min ago
- Photos: East Harlem explosion
- Long Island cab driver accused of exposing himself to girl 8 min ago
- Plane emergency reported at Philly airport 18 min ago
- Photos: Pictures from PHL after landing gear collapse 19 min ago
- Missing plane sent signals to satellite for hours
- Vandals dressed up like rock stars go on rampage
- Two women hold top 2 spots in Newark Police Department
- Former Gov. Jon Corzine's son dies
- Photos: $2.35 million 'Modern Family' home for sale