Smoke Shuts Down L Train Service: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A smoke condition suspended service between Manhattan and Brooklyn during Thursday morning’s rush hour commute.

Here’s what we know.

*This post will be updated as more information becomes available

1. Service Has Been Suspended Between Lorimer Street and 8th Avenue

A smoke condition pouring from an L train tunnel was reported at 9:20 am on Thursday morning, according to NY Daily News. At 10:15 am on Thursday, Pix11 reported that L train service was still suspended between Lorimer and 8th Ave.

2. Commuters Were Forced to Evacuate L Trains

The smoke condition forced an evacuation of L train commuters during rush hour.

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3. The Source of Smoke Is Not Known at This Time

The smoke was reported between the Bedford Ave. station in Williamsburg and the First Ave/14th Street station in Manhattan.

According to NY Daily News, firefighters are exploring tunnels at both stations to find the source of the smoke.

4. The FDNY Is Investigating Reports of a Fire

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According to Gothamist, “The FDNY says they were called about the smoke condition around 9:20 a.m. Thursday morning, and a spokesperson confirmed they are on the scene investigating reports of a fire, originating somewhere around 1st Avenue and 14th Street.”

5. People Are Expressing Their Frustration via Social Media

People have flocked to social media to express their frustrations over the delay.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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