Morning PATH troubles
Were any of you on the PATH train to NY that filled with smoke?
Several readers mentioned this rather unpleasant experience this morning. Nothing on the Port Authority website about it. Anyone else experience something similar on the 9am train?
One person said:
“Wondering if you’ve heard anything about the pipe burst in the Path tunnel this morning? I was on the Path around 9am when the tunnel started filling up with smoke, causing the Path cars to fill up with smoke as well. Needless to say, it was not a pleasant ride.”
While another wrote:
“I was riding the PATH to 33rd street this morning (train left at 9:00 or so) and the tunnel and the car filled with smoke. I was in the first car against the window looking down the tube, so I got a good look at the problem. It appears that some type of high pressure pipe had ruptured and was shooting the dust that has accumulated in the tunnel over the years all over the place. We inched through the dust cloud (the tunnel was pitch black and it got pretty thick in the car) and then went about our commute. Scary stuff, but ultimately not dangerous.”