NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Service on the No. 7 subway line was interrupted for hours Saturday after a crane apparently gave way, causing debris to fall onto the tracks in Queens.
The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. Service resumed on the 7 line around 4:25 p.m.
The MTA told CBS2 a crane being used on a construction site adjacent to the tracks dropped a steel beam, causing damage to the eastbound tracks.
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The crash on the third rail then sparked a fire, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported.
Crews worked through the afternoon to remove debris that was scattered on the tracks at College Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue.