A downed overhead power line at Embarcadero and Folsom earlier this morning led to residual delays in the Muni Metro system — an all-too-familiar situation for commuters on Muni.
Everybody trying to get home from downtown Monday evening was being told to expect "extended wait times" and residual delays after the overhead electrical line was apparently repaired as of 2:45 p.m. The problem was first reported at 11 a.m. Monday — so, thankfully, after the morning rush hour. But now you can expect the angry tweeting and fists being shaken at the transit gods to begin in earnest, now that the evening rush hour is kicking off (it's 4:05 p.m. as of this writing).
The trains, as of now, are making balancing "adjustments," which is of course a euphemism for the system's ancient computer timing system that will now be slowly filtering over-crowded trains back to their normal schedules.
UPDATE: Delay at Embarcadero and Folsom has cleared. IB/OB #MuniMetro resuming regular svc. Expect residual delays and extended wait times as we make adjustments to balance overall svc. Bus shuttles to remain in place for another 30-minutes. https://t.co/KdhXPbxxaC— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) November 25, 2019
Meanwhile, BART is also experiencing a 10-minute delay in the East Bay-bound direction out of SF due to earlier police activity.
Good luck getting home, everybody!