San Francisco Metro
It's hard to imagine San Francisco without its Metro subway in full swing, but residents were forced to endure the surface streets when their high-tech transit system blew a transformer after Sunday's rain storm. To compound matters, an unfortunate incident involving a woman in a wheelchair and an F-Market car further congested the streets.
A blown transformer at the Van Ness Muni Station in San Francisco caused the shutdown of the Metro subway system Monday evening.
Muni officials said the transformer blew at about 6 p.m. as a result of rain damage from Sunday's storm. Subway service had not reopened late Monday, but light-rail vehicles were running on surface lines in the western part of the city.
Also, cars on the F-Market line, which runs above ground, had been turned around at 11th Street for a time because of an earlier accident at Market and Dolores streets. The line was reopened at 8:35 p.m.