The Mayor’s Office has put out a general summation of what’s closed, what’s blocked and what’s delayed. It’s a mess out there folks. Your best bet, stay home.
NYC Weathering Sandy – Stay Inside
The City is closely monitoring Sandy, which is bringing dangerous storm surge and high winds to New York City Monday night and Tuesday. For the latest Sandy forecasts, visit the National Weather Service or the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.
At this time, all NYC residents should stay inside, avoid using elevators, and stay away from windows.
Con Edison has reported power outages to a large section of Manhattan stretching from East 39th Street to the lower tip of Manhattan. The outage was caused by flooding in company substations and engineers are working to correct the problem.
Con Edison said approximately 250,000 customers in Manhattan are without power.
Con Edison has begun the process of shutting off electrical service to a portion of Lower Manhattan, a move that will protect both company and customer equipment, and allow for quicker restoration after Sandy passes.
Customers can report downed power lines, outages, and check service restoration status by computer or mobile device at www.conEd.com. They also can call 1-800-75-CONED ( 1-800-752-6633).
Alternate Side Parking regulations (street cleaning) will be suspended citywide on Tuesday, 10/30. Payment at parking meters is also suspended throughout the city on Tuesday, 10/30.
The MTA has shut down all subway, bus, and commuter railroad service and likely will remain closed throughout Tuesday. For more information, visit the MTA website.
The Staten Island Ferry service is suspended until further notice.
East River Ferry service is suspended. Learn more.
NJ Transit has implemented a gradual system-wide shutdown of all bus, rail, light rail, and Access Link service. Learn more.
All PATH train service and stations have shut down. Learn more.
Amtrak has canceled Northeast Corridor service north of NYC, and nearly all service on the eastern seaboard, including
Acela Express Northeast Regional, Keystone and Shuttle trains. Learn more.
The Holland and Hugh Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnels are closed. Learn more.
The Tappan Zee Bridge is closed.
FDR Drive from Battery to 155th Street is closed.
The George Washington, Verrazano-Narrows, Throgs Neck, Whitestone, and Henry Hudson Bridges are closed.
The East River Bridges – the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Ed Koch-Queensboro bridge – have closed. After 7 pm, only emergency vehicles will be permitted on those bridges.
All NYC public schools will be closed to students Tuesday, 10/30. For more information, visit the Department of Education website.
All City University of New York (CUNY) Colleges are officially closed Tuesday, 10/30, and all classes are cancelled. For more info, visit CUNY.edu.
In preparation for Sandy, City parks, playgrounds, and beaches are closed. Surfing is prohibited at all beaches throughout the course of the storm. Learn more via the Parks website.
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