NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Earlier Friday, the heavy rain made a tropical scene at a lot of subway stations, including at Bryant Park and 42nd Street. At the same station, it looked like a storm cloud was directly over the F train.
A cascading waterfall was seen at the 18th Avenue station in Brooklyn. It recently opened after a yearlong renovation.
Hopefully, riders still had their umbrellas handy at the Jay Street R train platform.
In response to the flooding, the MTA told Fox 5: "During periods of heavy rain, NYC DEP drains backup at street level and the water enters the subway system through grates. DEP was notified, MTA is working with them at the scene."
With the continuing deluge of delays, disruptions, and fare hikes, subway riders say flooding during a typical storm should not be the norm.
Commuters shared videos and photos of the waterfalls on Twitter:
Yes, that is rain inside a NYC subway station pic.twitter.com/ya73zvEGR6— Zain 📊🇺🇸 (@zain_hoda) July 7, 2017