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Overhead wire problem causes major Muni Metro delays

San Francisco Muni Metro continues to face issues with its overhead wire system after transit officials reported that overhead lines that power the train became detached at 6:33 a.m. between Civic Center and Powell stations.

As of 4:00 p.m., crews continue to work on the issue, the SFMTA reported in a blog post. Bus shuttles will to run from Church to Embarcadero stations.

Passengers heading outbound can connect to the subway at Church station as subway service is running from Church to West Portal stations.

Commuters in the morning were not happy, especially having to wait for the bus shuttles at already overcrowded transit stops along Market Street Friday morning.

Even state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) was not immune from the Muni Metro delay.

Transit officials gave no estimated time on when full subway service will return and suggest passengers follow transit agency’s Twitter account, @sfmta_muni, for updates.

This story has been updated with new information from the SFMTA.

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