MASS TRANSIT: Service suspensions, road closures due to flooding

The MTA subways, LIRR, and PATH restored most service for the Friday morning rush, but other mass transit agencies were still dealing with cancellations and disruptions after the devastating flooding from Storm Ida. All commuters in the region should anticipate delays as flooding remained a major issue to contend with.

Metro-North Railroad's Hudson line is suspended indefinitely because landslides dumped as much as 10 inches of mud and debris onto the tracks in Yonkers. Crews are working on the tracks. Service is also suspended on the Wassaic, Danbury and New Canaan lines.

The MTA said the Z subway line was suspended and the 6 line was partially suspended. 

At the height of disruptions, almost all MTA bus and subway lines were suspended. Runoff from the storm that began Wednesday afternoon flooded subway stations, disrupting service. Passengers from 17 subway cars were evacuated across the system.

At a press conference Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul said that an overhaul of the subway system was needed to handle future flooding situations like Wednesday's.

This was the third high-profile flooding of the subway system this summer. 

Alternate Side Parking Rules were suspended in New York City to facilitate storm cleanup.

New Jersey Transit rail service was suspended on the Montclair-Boonton, Gladstone, Pascack Valley and Raritan Valley lines. Bus and light rail was operating on regular schedules. Expect delays as the agency recovers from a near-complete suspension a day earlier.

Metro-North Railroad was operating on an enhanced weekend service on the Harlem and New Haven Lines. 

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In New York City, flooding brought traffic to a halt on several highways, including the FDR Drive. 

"Due to flooding, expect delays in all major crossings and road closures," the NYPS said. "Stay off the roads and use public transportation if possible."


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