Editor’s note: Subway service has since resumed as normal following the building collapse in Lower Manhattan.
NEW YORK (PIX11) — A building collapse in Lower Manhattan caused the MTA to delay multiple subway lines in all five boroughs on Tuesday.
The 2, 3, A, C, J and Z trains are all running at slower speeds near Fulton Street as emergency services respond to the scene where the collapse took place.
It all happened around 4:15 p.m. on Ann Street, between Nassau and Williams when FDNY responded to calls of a building collapse with people believed to be trapt inside.
Six workers were inside the building at the time, according to John Esposito, the FDNY’s chief of operations. One worker died, four others were hospitalized in stable condition, and one worker declined medical attention, Esposito said.
Due to the fall of the structure, the MTA had to slow certain trains on several lines as they passed through the area in order to not cause vibrations as personnel worked to stabilize the building, according to sources.
Separate issues are also plaguing multiple lines throughout New York City.
Southbound A and C trains are running with delays after MTA officials removed a train from service at Canal Street. E trains are running with delays in both directions while workers address a signal malfunction at Jamaica Center-Parsons-Archer. Some northbound E trains will run via the F line from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Jamaica-179th Street, which will be the last stop.
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