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Service Fully Restored After Delays On B, D, J And M Subway Lines

Smoke condition Bowery subway station (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Smoke condition Bowery subway station (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Smoke at the Bowery Station on the Lower East Side temporarily suspended some service and forced trains carrying more than 500 passengers to backtrack and be emptied earlier Friday.

Check: Traffic & Transit | MTA

Service was fully restored around 9:30 p.m. after being suspended in both directions on the J and M lines between Marcy Ave. and Broad Street earlier in the afternoon.

The smoke was reported around 2:50 p.m. between the Essex Street and Bowery stations.

Firefighters were called to the scene, but no injuries were reported.

Service resumed on B, D and M lines at around 4:45 p.m. with residual delays.

A lower Manhattan-bound J train with 350 passengers and a Queens-bound M train with 200 riders had to back up to Essex Street to let the people out. The MTA said that took about 18 minutes.