Commute Chaos at 24th St. BART After Toppled Tree
High winds and torrential rains caused chaos for BART commuters who found themselves stuck at the 24th Street Station after a fallen tree had cut off service to stations between Daly City and the Mission this evening. The transit agency first notified riders via Twitter about a "major delay system wide" due to "obstruction" at 5:35 p.m. A tree fell on "both sides of the BART tracks" at Balboa Park Station, said Alicia Trost, the agency's spokesperson, damaging the tracks and causing a blockage in both directions. A Twitter video shot by commuter Charlie Perkins at 6:28 p.m. showed that dozens of BART riders, unable to arrive at destinations beyond the 24th Street Station, were stranded. People are desperately trying to get out! 24th Mission Street Station Chaos. #SFBART #BART #SF .@SFBART pic.twitter.com/TGw8qAWSZ8 — Charlie K. Perkins (@PerKerry) January 11, 2017 The overflow of riders at one single station prompted the agency to call in ...
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