Earlier this morning, a total of five sick subway passengers led to widespread dysfunction on Manhattan-bound Brooklyn trains, offering unsuspecting J/M riders like myself a weary reminder of our fast-approaching L-pocyalypse reality . But it's not as though a historic tunnel repair or smattering of medical emergencies is necessary to throw our totally healthy transit system into chaos—sometimes the power just goes down.

According to the MTA, a power failure between 14th Street and W. 4th Street began a bit before 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, disrupting service on basically all of the lettered trains that use the 6th Avenue local line and the 8th Avenue local and express lines. While the A, B, C, D, E, F and M lines were all hit with "heavy delays," some riders say they had no way of knowing about the far-flung problems.

"When I arrived, the next train was scheduled to arrive in three minutes. After one minute, the next train’s arrival time shot up to 13 minutes without any announcement," said one very sweaty rider who requested anonymity because he did not want "to be bombarded with texts if [friends or co-workers] see me bitching about the subway" on Gothamist. "The crowd was upset and very hot. There was never an announcement, even when the massively delayed train showed up."

The "temporary loss of power" was restored around 11:30 a.m., though some continued to report less-than-satisfying travel experiences.

Everyone seems to be extra mad, possibly because it is hot as hell right now, and likely reaching sauna levels on the platforms:

You've also got some fun stuff happening over at Prospect Park:

An MTA spokesperson tells Gothamist that trains are no longer experiencing delays. He did not confirm the source of the power loss. Last summer, the MTA and Governor Andrew Cuomo repeatedly blamed power outages as the system's main source of delays—a claim that was later revealed to be an attempt by MTA brass to scapegoat Con Ed for mounting subway problems. The authority has since promised to be more careful in identifying the causes of delays.