If you haven’t already heard the news, all mass transit (subways, buses, MetroNorth trains, etc.) will be shut down tomorrow at 12:00 pm in preparation for Hurricane Irene. The city is considering suspending all taxi service as well.
I wouldn’t plan on being able to go anywhere you can’t walk to both tomorrow and Sunday (and keep in mind that would involve walking through a drenching downpour and possible 40 – 60 mph winds).
Depending on how hard the storm hits, there’s a chance service will not be entirely restored by Monday, which should make that morning’s commute… interesting.
More info available here:
- New York Times Coverage
- WSJ Metropolis: New York Ready to Terminate Taxi Service
- WSJ Metropolis: MTA Chief: ‘Do Not Wait for Last Train’
- MyFoxNY Coverage: MTA to Shut Down Subway, Bus, Rail Service at Noon Saturday
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