Hurricane Sandy: NYC transit shutting down tonight
Replies: 31 - Last Post: Nov 5, 2012 5:28 AM Last Post By: ZedisDead
Oct 28, 2012 3:36 PM
Hurricane Sandy: NYC transit shutting down tonightFrom http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/28/nyregion/hurricane-sandy.html?hp: New York switched into full emergency mode on Sunday with the announcements that mass transit and regional rail service would begin shutting down at 7 p.m., the New York City public schools would close Monday and with evacuations ordered for 370,000 residents of low-lying areas of New York City. Use this interactive map to find out your evacuation zone.
Follow live updates for NYC and where to go for shelter at the above link. Washington, D.C. and other places along the eastern seaboard also likely to be adversely affected.
Mods: think we need a sticky on this?
Oct 29, 2012 10:38 AM
Oct 29, 2012 1:50 PM
3My nephew and his new bride are in NYC and were hoping to fly back to Oz tonight (Tuesday US time) but looks like they will just have to stay put and enjoy the spectacle of the weather and NY streets empty. To the rest of you New Yorkers - stay safe!!
Oct 29, 2012 3:39 PM
4Expect all the major gateway airports in the northeast to shut down -- NY, Philly, Washington, Boston -- if indeed they haven't already. It will take a few days for air traffic to get back to normal.
Amtrak has suspended rail service today and tomorrow in the northeast, too, and highway closures have stopped most intercity bus service in the region.
Oct 29, 2012 3:45 PM
Oct 30, 2012 2:14 AM
6A buddy of mine lives on the 33rd Floor of a Trump Tower in the Upper West Side ... during the peak of the storm he said the building was swaying, creaking, and shaking remarkably. The lights were oscillating wildly, and the water he stored in the bath was sloshing out.
Fortunately he had enough Chardonnay in stock to get through the emergency,
And whatever you think about CNN coverage, it's still miles ahead of anyone else.
Oct 30, 2012 2:41 AM
7My daughter is stuck in lower manhatten with no power so we cant skype any more and she needs to save battery on her mobile, (hence me making enquiries!).She is hoping to get a rebooked flight from Newark when they start flying again.
We dont know the geograpy of the road layouts so If she gets a taxi from Manhatten to Newark airport would it go over a bridge or under a tunnel . Are these open or closed at the moment. Thanks for any local information
Oct 30, 2012 4:56 AM
8No sticky needed. This issue isn't permanent. If someone in the area has access to virtually any media and doesn't know about public transit shutting down, etc. until they happen to look here has big problems. It's been news since early yesterday and before, and is now. Of course, many don't even have electricity. If someone is planning on going to the area, they will certainly know that airports are closed, train service cut, etc. I think news sources have this issue pretty well covered. Anyone in NYC will know that only the Lincoln Tunnel is open now. But that's of today.
Oct 30, 2012 6:01 AM
9My company HQ is closed until Thursday, possibly all week, located at Union Square area. Most friends in Lower Manhattan dont have electricity, but the UES and UWS seem to be functioning. Hoboken NJ was hit hard, sounds really bad for residents there. Both my nephews are in Brooklyn and 1 does not have electric, one does. If the transit systems dont get back on line the coming days, NYC will companies will remain semi closed as employees can get to work, few regular folks own cars there.
Here is Chicago there are 25ft waves in Lake Michigan hitting the sea walls along the city. High winds are also going to delay flights at Ohare airport, one of the busiest airports in the country. Midway is also expected to have some delays due to high winds. These winds are the backside of the storm, going from North to south, right down the lake to the city.
Flooding will be a major issue in most the areas in the path of the storm at this point, Ohio/Pennsylvania/New York.
Oct 30, 2012 10:11 AM
10nandawhiles, the borough of Manhattan is separated from New Jersey (where Newark airport is) by the Hudson River (and a few smaller bays, etc.). As far as I can tell the Lincoln Tunnel is still open. Please note that the situation is fluid (sorry about the pun!)--between the extensive flooding and widespread power failures, all it takes is a few traffic accidents to temporarily shut the Lincoln Tunnel as well. My best guess is that the airport itself will open before the cheapest and most direct automobile routes between Manhattan and the airport do.
Addendum: the New York Times "is providing free unlimited access to storm coverage on nytimes.com and its mobile apps." Those of you with queries about the situation in the metro area should take a look at those resources.
Edited by: nrclibn to add Times info.
Oct 30, 2012 12:38 PM
11I'm here / live on the Upper Westside ..... thankful that I haven't had any issues, no flooding and still have electricity ........ especially watching the news and seeing some areas have been devastated.
Lincoln tunnel is the only one open. GW bridge is open. Buses start again (free) at 5pm today (on sunday and limited routes schedule). LGA looks pretty bad, may take awhile, but they hope JFK will get going at least by tomorrow.
Taxis are allowed to pick up multiple fares.
Edited by: DubinNYC
Oct 30, 2012 1:17 PM
12Im in New York as we speak, my flight to California for 9pm tonight has been cancelled,
The earliest flight I can get on is on Friday morning and that's with my original provider of United Airlines. I don't suppose anyone has any idea on how I can get out here any quicker? If other Airlines maybe have flights sooner, Ive searched but haven't had much luck.
In the meantime, does anyone have any recommendations of good places to eat whilst i'm here? I'm staying near the flat iron building.
Oct 30, 2012 1:46 PM
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