We are on the scene at the Essex and Delancey Subway Station (J,M,Z,F) where passengers are currently being evacuated due to an extreme smoke condition in one of the tunnels. The entire station is being evacuated as well as the Delancey Street/Bowery Station. A lot of fire trucks are outside both stations.
NBC New York is reporting service suspension of the J,M,Z trains in both directions.
511 NYC is reporting suspension of the B and D trains, in both directions, as well.
NBC NY notes:
Fire Department officials described the smoke as “light” Friday afternoon at the Delancey Street – Essex Street station on the Lower East Side, but they did not know where the smoke originated from.