Authorities say an F train derailed in Queens this morning.
According to NBC New York, the MTA says the train, desitned for Manhattan, derailed in Woodside around 10:25 a.m. The FDNY responded to the incident following reports of smoke and injuries. The area is reportedly being evacuated:
U/D Queens: There are Aprox1000 people on derailed train in Subway tunnel. 4 of them on oxygen Evacuation in progress at emergency exit.— NY Scanner (@NYScanner) May 2, 2014
Delays on the R, E and M lines should be expected, as well. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: NBC New York reports that at least 19 people have been injured, adding that firefighters were forced to use a sidewalk grate to rescue passengers. Of the 19 people hurt, just four sustained serious injuries.
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