Muni metro lines shut down for hours

25 Muni bus bridges were set up to get commuters home Thursday night after downed wires forced Muni to shut down metro lines.

June 16, 2011 6:12:16 PM PDT
Thursday night, hundreds of Muni riders had to wait for bus shuttles to pick them up after some downed wires forced Muni to shut down numerous metro lines throughout the city.

A downed cable has caused a massive power outage that shutdown all the underground lines for hours Thursday afternoon.

Crews reopened the K, L, and M lines in both directions around 6 p.m., but the J and N lines are remained shutdown at the intersection of Market and Van Ness.

Shortly before noon, one of the train's power arms got caught on a connector and dragged down a power line, pulling it into the tunnel and cutting power to all underground lines.

There were hundreds of commuters throughout the city waiting for bus bridges and not enough buses to go around.