San Francisco Subway Back Open After SUV In Tunnel

Published January 19, 2012 4:45PM (EST)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police have arrested an SUV driver who shut down San Francisco's subway system for more than two hours after the vehicle went onto the underground tracks.

Muni spokesman Paul Rose says the vehicle entered a tunnel on Church Street shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday and drove eastward almost to the Van Ness Station. It stopped when it got stuck on the tracks.

No trains were involved, and no injuries were reported.

Rose says it's unclear why the driver entered the tunnel.

All underground train lines were shut down during the morning commute while crews removed the vehicle and inspected the system. Trains resumed service by 8:15 a.m.

Some damage was done to the tracks, but Rose says crews would do repairs with trains moving slower through the affected area.

By Salon Staff

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