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Sandy Floods Subways

By Lisa M. Collins

Flooding at Battery Park. The East River, as well, ran up into Red Hook and Dumbo.
Photo by Alexandra Glorioso

The MTA is dealing with a catastrophe this Tuesday morning, as seven subway tunnels under the East River have flooded. Its unknown right now how long it’ll take to reopen the lines.

Here’s a statement from the MTA chief, “The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our entire transportation system, in every borough and county of the region. It has brought down trees, ripped out power and inundated tunnels, rail yards and bus depots.”

Due to the transit shut-down, it’s highly unlikely public schools will reopen Wednesday, halloween. Bridges over the East River have reopened.

For up to the minute info, visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/home/home.shtml

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