[UPDATES BELOW] There are currently extensive delays on every single subway line, thanks to a power outage at the MTA's Rail Control Center in Manhattan.
#ServiceAlert: b/d, all train lines expect extensive delays, due to power outage. Allow additional travel time.
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) July 13, 2016
The outage was first reported at about 1:17 p.m., and the MTA is currently using a backup power system. Trains are being dispatched locally, rather than remotely, which is what's backing up trains across the city.
apparently the entire NYC subway system is down because of a power outage. good thing I sit at a desk all day like a corporate slave!
— Muad'Deez Nuts (@LexKaylan) July 13, 2016
I always wondered which would be worse, standstill traffic in LA or stalled on a NYC subway for 30 minutes. 3 train for the win.
— Ryan Watkinson (@ryan_watkinson) July 13, 2016
This @MTA 4/5/6 train telling us it has a "little signal problem" is like saying Donald Trump has a little ego problem.
— Josh Hurley (@Joshuwhaaat) July 13, 2016
An MTA spokesperson said there's not yet an estimate of when things will be running normally.
Check back for updates soon.
Power outage in the subway system. That means copius amounts of perspiration and anger.
— Dave Calderon (@DemosthenesNYC) July 13, 2016
— Leah Lovejoy (@TheLeahLovejoy) July 13, 2016
Update, 2:05 p.m.: An MTA spokesperson now tells us that the delays are confined to the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 trains, and that they're due to an electrical issue, not a power outage.
Update, 2:45 p.m.: There are now also delays on the A, B, C, D, E, F, M, and G lines, due to signal problems.
Update, 3:07 p.m.: Delays have now spread to the 7 and 42nd Street S shuttle, as well. On the bright side, things are looking better on the A, B,C, D, E, F, M, and G lines, but no such luck on the numbered trains.
Update, 3:55 p.m.: The MTA now says that regular service on the affected lines has resumed with residual delays. Happy commuting!