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.

The MTA said the crane was not being used for any MTA project, but instead was from a commercial structure nearby.

No injuries were reported. Con Edison also responded to the scene.

The MTA said customers should expect residual delays.

Late Saturday night, the 7 line was temporarily suspended again between 42nd Street-Times Square and Flushing-Main Street due to unrelated FDNY activity near 111 Street. The line was back up and running about an hour later.


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