Fallen tree limbs — a result of strong winds that swept through the city Monday — created a messy evening commute for some subway riders in Brooklyn.
The tree limbs were knocked onto the tracks just south of Avenue M in Brooklyn around 4:15 p.m., causing delays and service changes on the B, Q, D and N lines, according to the MTA.
Crews worked for close to an hour to cut up and remove the debris from the tracks.
Regular service was restored around 5:25 p.m., but the authority warned of residual delays.
B and Q train service has resumed with delays. https://t.co/x4wteb2diY— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) February 25, 2019
Our crews are in the process of cutting away and removing fallen tree limbs from across the tracks south of Avenue M. Until the work is completed, we continue to have delays and service changes affecting the B, D, N, and Q lines in Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/8ai7krGQgg— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) February 25, 2019
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the five boroughs on Monday, warning of sustained winds between 15 and 25 mph and gusts up to 50 mph.
Tuesday is also expected to be windy, with gusts up to 25 mph, according to the weather service.