Is the NYC Subway Down July 13? Latest Update on "Power Outage" Causing Widespread Delays

Is the NYC Subway Down July 13? Latest Update on "Power Outage" Causing Widespread Delays
Source: AP
Source: AP

A power outage in the Rail Control Center of New York City's subway system has caused massive delays across multiple lines. Metro Transit Authority alerted its followers on Twitter of delays at 1:28 p.m. Eastern — their official site later indicated only the the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and S lines were affected. 


"There's an electrical issue with the Rail Control Center that's impacting our ability to remove trains," Kevin Ortiz, an MTA spokesman, said, according to AM New York. "We're operating from our backup center as well as local towers." Trains are, therefore, operating much more slowly than usual. 

The MTA is currently trying to fix the problem.  

This story is breaking and will be updated. 

July 13, 2016, 3:54 p.m. Eastern: This story has been updated.