Section of Port Authority Bus Terminal closes due to steam issue

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Monday, December 11, 2023
Port Auhority Bus Terminal partly closed because of steam issue
Port Auhority Bus Terminal partly closed because of steam issue

HELL'S KITCHEN, Manhattan (WABC) -- There was confusion on Sunday for people passing through the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

The South Wing was evacuated for hours because of problems inside a mechanical room.

Steam poured through vents and into the terminal area.

Many people thought the place was filling with smoke.

"The alarm system was going off for like an hour. Actually more than an hour it was going off. It was very annoying and when they told us to leave we were all confused," said store worker Deedat.

The Port Authority says the leak was traced back to ConEd equipment.

The impact to travelers was minimal because buses were re-routed to the North Wing.

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