Roosevelt Boulevard Crash Knocks Out Power, Stops SEPTA's Broad Street Line Subway

A crash led to a power outage that caused troubles on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line subway as well as the busy Roosevelt Boulevard Friday morning.

The two-vehicle wreck along the Boulevard (U.S. Route 1) near 7th Street in the city's Olney section knocked out power to the area around 5 a.m. after a van slammed into a pole, bringing down a transformer. The crash site is about seven blocks from Broad Street.

"Southbound service on SEPTA's Broad Street Line has resumed with delays, however northbound service and Broad-Ridge Spur are suspended until further notice due to power problems caused by a power outage in the vicinity of 7th and Roosevelt Boulevard," said SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern. "Customers can use the Route 4 and Route 16 bus for service on Broad Street."

Northbound "passengers should expect significant delays" as they shuttle bus between Erie and Fern Rock stations, tweeted SEPTA. [[381751311, C]]

After nearly an hour however, SEPTA resumed regular service on the Broad Street Line and Broad-Ridge Spur.

No word yet on what caused the crash. No one was hurt in the crash, said Philadelphia firefighters.

PECO restored service to 1,300 customers.

Expect residual traffic delays in the area.

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