muni_generic.jpg5:57 PM: According to Holland, the N is back in service as of 5:22 this afternoon.

4:15 PM: MTA spokesperson Kristen Holland has sent an alert that as of 2:45 today, the N is experiencing service disruptions due to an overhead wire problem at 19th Ave. Greg Dewar has a tweetpic of the stoppage here.

As a result, N commuters will switch to shuttle buses between the Carl Street and Hillway stop and the 19th and Judah stop. Which means if you’re going from or to the Outer Sunset, you’re in for a world of fun! Wheee!

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Fred

    As Greg tweeted — http://twitter.com/njudah/status/11277996330 — the incident was at 9th Ave, not 19th. Certainly his photo is of 9th Ave.

  • Fred

    As Greg tweeted — http://twitter.com/njudah/status/11277996330 — the incident was at 9th Ave, not 19th. Certainly his photo is of 9th Ave.

  • Eve Batey

    The MTA said, repeatedly, that the wire damage was at 19th. I know that photo’s of 9th, that’s why I referred to it as a picture of the stoppage, not the damage.

    Sure, the MTA could be wrong, and Greg could be right, but without hearing directly from him on where he got his information, saying in the story that the MTA basically said Greg was wrong seemed like an unnecessary dig.

  • Eve Batey

    The MTA said, repeatedly, that the wire damage was at 19th. I know that photo’s of 9th, that’s why I referred to it as a picture of the stoppage, not the damage.

    Sure, the MTA could be wrong, and Greg could be right, but without hearing directly from him on where he got his information, saying in the story that the MTA basically said Greg was wrong seemed like an unnecessary dig.

  • Greg Dewar

    ahem!

    The wire damage was at 9th, but that does not preclude ANOTHER accident or incident at 19th. I was tipped off to the incident because a friend of mine was on the N and was told by the operator that there was an “incident” and that no trains would move past UCSF, so I walked outside and took a picture at 9th where I did note a group of workers fixing said overhead wire.

    I did not, however, make it to 19th, as I was working and had to get back home, so I have no idea if there was another accident or overhead wire failure at 19th. Given the hundreds of millions of deferred maintenance, it would not be shocking if such a dual incident happened.

  • Greg Dewar

    ahem!

    The wire damage was at 9th, but that does not preclude ANOTHER accident or incident at 19th. I was tipped off to the incident because a friend of mine was on the N and was told by the operator that there was an “incident” and that no trains would move past UCSF, so I walked outside and took a picture at 9th where I did note a group of workers fixing said overhead wire.

    I did not, however, make it to 19th, as I was working and had to get back home, so I have no idea if there was another accident or overhead wire failure at 19th. Given the hundreds of millions of deferred maintenance, it would not be shocking if such a dual incident happened.