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November 01, 2016

Twitter bursts nerves over #SEPTAStrike in Philadelphia

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Subway stations are closed after more than 5,000 SEPTA employees took to the picket lines on Tuesday morning.

Thousands of public transit commuters are out of luck and mad as hell in Philadelphia. SEPTA's buses, subways and trolleys are all temporarily out of commission after Transport Workers Union Local 234 went out on strike when the clock struck 12:01 Tuesday morning.

The city has been through this twice before in recent memory, including a seven-day strike in 2005 and a six-day shutdown that stalled the system in 2009. In its 50-year history, SEPTA has had more work stoppages than any other transit agency in the United States: 1977, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2014 and now 2016.

Center City was gridlock through rush hour Tuesday morning, Uber and Lyft were rolling, and cyclists weaved their way through the mayhem as frustration and uncertainty set in.

On a stressful Tuesday morning, here's what people have been saying about the #SEPTAStrike on Twitter. We begin with a song.