Straphangers were stuck on a Q train for nearly 90 minutes Monday afternoon due to snow on above-ground subway tracks in Brooklyn, a rider told The Post.
“We’ve been sitting between Parkside and Prospect Park for an hour and 20 minutes now. There’s no heat in the train, there are 3 people not wearing masks, no sort of ventilation,” Q train rider Rachel Turner said just after 3:30 p.m.
“About 30 minutes ago we were told that the snow had accumulated too much to move forward and that we had gotten permission to move backward back to Parkside to get off, but there’s been no word from anyone since then.”
Transit officials confirmed the service disruption — which halted the last Q train scheduled to cross the Manhattan Bridge before over-ground subways closed down — on Twitter, saying they needed to clear “accumulated snow.”
The train briefly lost power during the wait, the MTA confirmed — leaving Turner and others frigid. The train and its passengers were eventually rerouted back to Parkside Avenue station, Turner said.
She finally exited the train at 3:38 p.m.
With over-ground subways out of commission as of 2 p.m., Turner walked .6-miles to access the next-closest Manhattan-bound train.
An MTA spokesman later blamed the delay on “snow obstructing equipment on the tracks.” An investigation remained underway.
“This was an isolated incident on a day of exceptionally severe weather, and we apologize to our customers for what was a frustrating and disconcerting delay,” MTA rep Shams Tarek said in a statement.
“Preliminary findings are that power was lost for a portion of time during the incident which was related to snow obstructing equipment on the tracks.”