THE BRONX — Heavy smoke from a manhole on East 149th Street caused subway service delays and scattered electrical outages in Mott Haven Tuesday, officials said.
Smoke started pouring out of a manhole at 426 E. 149th St. at 11:02 a.m., an FDNY spokeswoman said.
Service was suspended on the 2 and 5 subway lines between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and East 180th Street about 11:15 a.m. and later resumed but was limited, a transit spokeswoman said.
Con Edison investigators had not been able to determine the cause of the smoke, because it was preventing them from inspecting the area, a spokesman said.
As an alternative to the 2 and 5 trains, customers can take the Bx4 and Bx19 buses making nearby stops.
There is also shuttle train service between Eastchester-Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street in both directions.
The smoky manhole also caused scattered outages along East 149th Street between Bergen and Brook avenues, the Con Ed spokesman said.
Power was expected to be restored at 5 p.m., according to the utility's website.