As we reported earlier, the escalator at the East Broadway station isn’t working this morning. After being closed for a year-and-a-half, the new escalator began rolling late yesterday. But commuters this morning have been telling us that it’s now stopped, forcing people to walk up to street level. Here’s some photographic evidence, via Vinny M’s twitter feed.
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Allan Drury, a spokesperson for Con Ed, says the utility has crews on the scene, where they’re trying to repair a problem with an electrical cable leading to the East Broadway subway station. The outage is impacting the escalator, as well as lighting in the station.