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NYC Subways Shutting At 7pm Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy

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New York City readers, take note: Governor Cuomo announced this morning that the Big Apple's subway system will close at 7pm tonight in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. Buses and other public transit aside from cabs will be shut, as well.

The hurricane is expected to make landfall on Monday, hitting either around Maryland or New York City, or maybe even further north. Either way, prepare to get soaked over the next few days.

UPDATE: There's also a mandatory evacuation for Zone A - lower Manhattan and blocks near the East and Hudson rivers - in effect.

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  1. How are people who rely on the subway going to get to work at, oh I don't know, say hospitals, etc.? Essentially the biggest city in the U.S., one of the biggest in the world, over 8 million people just in the city alone, not including it's suburbs, just shuts down completely for 24hrs?

    Many people may not appreciate what a big deal it is for NY to shut down it's subways. Probably most people in the U.S. and elsewhere have never been on a subway. But it's a big deal. If everybody decided to take a car instead of the subway, there would be the mother of all traffic jams.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 28, 2012 11:56:05 AM


  2. It seems a little premature. The worse of the storm in NYC will not be until Monday night. Why not shut it down at 12 noon on Monday? Bloomberg has some ethically righteous positions, obviously (his support of same sex marriage) but at times he governs like the CEO plutocrat he is.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Oct 28, 2012 12:58:14 PM


  3. It was Governor Cuomo who ordered the shutdown not Bloomberg. Seems like an overreaction to me.

    Posted by: Eddie | Oct 28, 2012 1:52:48 PM


  4. Let's see, where to evacuate to? I know. Vermont. Nothing bad happens there!

    Posted by: anon | Oct 28, 2012 2:59:47 PM


  5. Shutting down the subway system at noon on a work day would be disastrous. Scores of people whose employers don't care enough about their employees to close for the day would have no way to get home from work.

    Posted by: alex | Oct 28, 2012 5:11:47 PM


  6. A good excuse to sleep in Monday...

    Posted by: jaragon | Oct 28, 2012 6:10:39 PM


  7. You said "or even further north" but you mean 'farther." Farther means distance, further means to greater extent.

    Posted by: Rob | Oct 28, 2012 9:15:36 PM


  8. "Shutting down the subway system at noon on a work day would be disastrous. Scores of people whose employers don't care enough about their employees to close for the day would have no way to get home from work."

    SO now their uncaring employees will expect them to walk or take a taxi both ways, not just one way. Bloomberg or Cuomo don't have the ability to stop private enterprise.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Oct 28, 2012 11:08:04 PM


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