Anyone get caught by the smoking cable thing at Lake Merritt?

What a pain. My ride was so slow, stop and go. I thought it was Friday, and yay, it would be less crowded. Not so much after a while.

What was rather unexplainable was the TO telling my train that we had to disembark at the Coliseum, because he was turning around to go back to Fremont. My only guess is that this would mean less trains would have to go through the area, but at the time he said that there was a fire up ahead. I was very confused at the time that trains were still running and not a bus bridge. But it made the next train ride veeeeery squished.