No One Knows When New York’s Subway Will Reopen
As residents and officials survey the damage to New York City this morning, one thing is clear: it is the worst mass transit crisis in city history.
“The New York City subway system is 108 years old,” MTA chairman Joseph J. Lhotasaidin a statement last night, “But it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night.” Seven subway tunnels were inundated, Lhota said. Photos showed flooding in stations from Bay Ridge, at the foot of Brooklyn, toHarlem, in Upper Manhattan. The PATH station connecting Lower Manhattan to New Jersey alsoflooded, Kubrick-style, as did the World Trade Center construction site.
According to New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, Lhota told CBS the situation was worse than the worst case scenario the MTA had envisioned. There have been rumors the system could be down for a week, but the MTA has refused to speculate about a timeline.
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“The New York City subway system is 108 years old”. Yup.