MT. LEBANON (KDKA) -- The Port Authority says all T service is back up and running again after a transformer fire shut it down on Wednesday afternoon.
According to a Port Authority spokesperson, a Duquesne Light transformer caught fire near the Mount Lebanon T Station around 2 p.m.
It caused electrical issues for the T line, shutting down service.
Update: Red line service has resumed. Expect delays of 5 to 10 minutes. Thank you for your patience! https://t.co/KSqBv7zRKz
— Port Authority PGH (@PGHtransit) February 6, 2019
Officials say the Blue Line is back up and running, operating on a normal schedule.
The Red Line began running again just before 3 p.m.; however, the Port Authority is reporting delays of five to 10 minutes.
#UPDATE: Crews with @DuquesneLight are working on the transformer that caught fire near the Mt. Lebanon @PGHtransit T stop. The fire initially halted some T service but the T is running about 5-10 minutes behind schedule. @kdka #KDKA pic.twitter.com/u1xcgnwdeU
— Amy Wadas (@AmyWadas) February 6, 2019
Mount Lebanon Police are asking people in the area to use caution as a live electrical wire has come down onto Castle Shannon Boulevard.
A live electrical line is down on Castle Shannon Boulevard. The road is closed to pedestrians and drivers between Hemlock and Shady Drive East. Electric company is on the scene. Stay safe...stay away. pic.twitter.com/eNYxB4SH0C
— Mt. Lebanon Police (@MtLebanonPolice) February 6, 2019
The road has been closed from Hemlock and Shady Drive East. Crews were called to the scene.
The incident has left about 600 people without power in the Mount Lebanon and Castle Shannon areas.
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