HAYWARD (CBS SF) — BART service was stopped in both directions between Bay Fair, Hayward and Castro Valley Wednesday afternoon, after a mylar helium balloon contacted electrical lines, creating a short-circuit that cut power to 4,000 customers including BART stations and the BART tracks.
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Meanwhile, there were major delays elsewhere on Bay Area Rapid Transit system after a deformity was discovered in the trackway between the Civic Center station and 16th Street station in San Francisco.READ MORE: Late Rally Fizzles, Warriors Fall to Spurs 112-107
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Police action caused and debris on the tracks caused trains to be halted in Lafayette earlier in the morning.