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NYC Subway and Bus System to Shut at Noon on Saturday in Advance of Hurricane Irene

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New York City's entire subway and bus system will be shut at noon on Saturday in advance of the approach of Hurricane Irene, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this afternoon.

Bridges, including the George Washington and Tappan Zee Bridge, will shut down if winds exceed 60 mph.

Approximately 900 Army and Air National Guard soldiers and 100 vehicles will be deployed to handle emergency situations.

The Governor also declared a state of emergency. Please take precautions.

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  1. Holy crap. Good luck getting a cab.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Aug 26, 2011 1:16:27 PM


  2. Should anyone really be getting a cab in the middle of a hurricane?

    Posted by: ohplease | Aug 26, 2011 1:21:33 PM


  3. Doesn't sound pretty.

    Posted by: Reynoldo | Aug 26, 2011 1:24:37 PM


  4. Where did you get the info about shutting down mass transit?

    Posted by: SPOT | Aug 26, 2011 1:25:38 PM


  5. Is there a source link with info on transit closing?

    Posted by: TyN | Aug 26, 2011 1:26:13 PM


  6. well, there's always horse-drawn carriages.

    Posted by: Glenn | Aug 26, 2011 1:29:42 PM


  7. http://online.wsj.com/article/AP92bfeca64c0f4352825911d0e485017c.html

    Posted by: SPOT | Aug 26, 2011 1:29:42 PM


  8. The sky is falling!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: chicken littles of nyc | Aug 26, 2011 1:38:27 PM


  9. Pat Robertson is going to have a field day with NY's gay marriage VS. The Wrath of God, set your watches.

    Posted by: RONTEX | Aug 26, 2011 2:26:41 PM


  10. Delighted to hear about the impending hurricane. Trust it will distract Americans from invading other countries - at least for a few days.

    One can only hope that is deletes Manhattan.

    Posted by: Sense | Aug 26, 2011 4:10:24 PM


  11. i work @ Barneys & they are open !
    Can you believe it ?
    How we suppose to get home if they stay open for a good part of the day?

    Posted by: M Lee | Aug 26, 2011 9:30:55 PM


  12. 'suspended' might have been a better word choice than 'shut'.

    Posted by: my2cents | Aug 26, 2011 10:19:50 PM


  13. Thanks for your prayers, Sense.

    Posted by: sugarrhill | Aug 27, 2011 11:42:05 AM


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