JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The escalators remained shut down Monday night at the Exchange Place PATH station in Jersey City, after five people were injured when the escalator suddenly changed directions.
As CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey closed one of the entrances to the PATH station while workers attended to the escalators. Meanwhile, investigators were looking into the possibility that damage from Superstorm Sandy was responsible for the horrifying mishap.
Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico said an ascending escalator suddenly changed direction Monday shortly after 9 a.m.
“I saw people scrambling and there were also people in the dividers that crawled up onto the divider between the escalators,” witness Carolyn Baxter told 1010 WINS. “I was pretty scared because I didn’t know what was going on.”