Update: Trailer Takes Down Muni Lines on Mission and Fremont

trailer on fremont

Update from the SFMTA:

As of 5:45 p.m., the non-Muni vehicle has been removed from the intersection of Mission and Fremont streets, providing limited access to traffic at that intersection. Overhead line crews are still on the scene.

Historic street car service on the F Market Line has resumed east of 11th Street to Fisherman’s Wharf. The Muni electric trolley bus routes are still affected due to overhead wire damage. Crews are expected to be working on repairs through the evening rush hour.

As of 4:45 p.m., the 14 Mission and 14L Mission Ltd. are diverting at 3rd Street inbound and outbound.

As of 3:18 p.m., regular service on the following Muni routes and lines has been disrupted due to overhead wires being down on Mission Street between 1st and Fremont streets. The wires were pulled down by a non-Muni vehicle.

  • F Market
  • 6 Parnassus
  • 14 Mission
  • 14L Mission Ltd.
  • 21 Hayes
  • 31 Balboa
  • 38 Geary
  • 71 Haight-Noriega

The bus routes are re-routing around the intersection. The F Market line is switching back at Market and 11th streets inbound to outbound. Muni bus shuttles are providing F Line service east of 11th Street to Fisherman’s Wharf. Muni overhead line crew is on the scene. Re-routes will continue until further notice.

Original post:
An oversized trailer traveling north down Mission street clipped Muni’s overhead electrical wires around 4 p.m., bringing them to the ground and stopping all traffic —  Muni, car and pedestrian — between First and Fremont on Mission St. In the first photo, which I took right from the window of our office, the trailer took down the lines right at the intersection of Mission and Fremont.

Twitter user Sasquatch73 has a shot from the street of the oversized trailor, captured at around 3:30 p.m.:

The power lines dangling on the ground:

power lines

And traffic being stopped from coming onto Mission St — including pedestrians:

traffic on mission

As of about 4:30 p.m., the crews almost had the powerlines back up. Pedestrian traffic was being allowed on the eastern side of Mission.

Were you on the scene too or have other related Muni incidents to report? Comments section, please.

One comment

  • Alex

    All that, and the MTA’s twitter account (@sfmta_muni) is strangely silent. Jane Kim’s twitter account? Protected (I guess she doesn’t want to deal with the prols that live in D6 and take the 14). Carmen Chu (D4 — 71, 6), silent. Scott Wiener (D8 – F/J)? Nada. But kudos on yet another transportation meeting accomplished.

    Maybe the MTA doesn’t know how to use twitter, but perhaps they updated all the NextBus signs and put alerts on the nextmuni web site? Nope.

    Sigh.

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