A trash fire on New York City tracks has resulted in major delays on some subway lines during the morning rush-hour.
Emergency medical technicians evaluated passengers who complained of smoke inhalation Monday in Manhattan after the blaze was sparked near 145th Street and St Nicholas Avenue.
Nine people were left with minor injuries after the fire, however there were no serious ones reported. Some were also trapped aboard a D train for about an hour.
The fire started around 7:30am in Harlem. Normal service resumed about two hours later after FDNY officials had been able to put the trash fire out.
There were huge delays on the New York subway on Monday morning after a trash fire. Pictured are commuters packed onto a platform
Emergency medical technicians evaluated passengers who complained of smoke inhalation Monday in Manhattan after the blaze was sparked near 145th Street and St Nicholas Avenue. Paramedics are pictured at 135th Street Station
But during that time, social media was filled with pictures and accounts from furious and frustrated straphangers forced to deal with huge crowds on platforms.
One woman was was temporarily trapped on the D train wrote: 'We're stuck on a s/b D train near at the 145th stop Car # 2536. A woman is having a panic attack and they will not open the doors.'
About 15 minutes later she provided the update: 'They finally let us out due to a sick passenger. The station was filled with smoke.'
Natalie Brito shared two pictures on Twitter showing the ridiculous crowds at 168th St Station, along with the caption: 'Fire on A train, switched to 1. More delays. Now 168 st. station packed w/people trying to get in elevators. WTF @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor.'
A crowd of would-be passengers are seen lining up to get across a bridge and head down to a packed platform Monday morning
Social media was flooded with photographs from frustrated passengers forced to endure the huge delays
Another passenger shared this picture showing the crowds reached all the back to near the turnstiles
In her pictures, swaths of people were seen crammed onto the platform and trying to get across a bridge to the downtown side of the platform.
Instagrammer 'cocolurane' shared a similar photo, with the huge crowd waiting for