Jump to content


Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
Harry

Cuomo warns streets, public transit could be closed as potentially historic blizzard threaten

Recommended Posts

 

post-5097-0-67098500-1422273635_thumb.jpg
A potentially historic blizzard that could bring 3 feet of snow is barreling toward the city — and officials are already warning that mass transit could be shut down before the Monday night rush, stranding millions. The National Weather Service predicts blizzard-like conditions to whip up winds as high as 65 mph and drop as much as 30 inches of snow. “We are facing, most likely, one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city,” Mayor de Blasio told reporters Sunday. Gov. Cuomo echoed those concerns, warning commuters to stay home Monday in a statement made Sunday as the monstrous storm tracked an unfamiliar route across the Midwest.

Read more: Source

post-5097-0-67098500-1422273635_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So yep, this likely means my mid-winter break is now eh?

Probably... I'm probably leaving by 3pm today... Not even sure what the point of going in is... I'll be lucky if I get a few hours of work done...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably... I'm probably leaving by 3pm today... Not even sure what the point of going in is... I'll be lucky if I get a few hours of work done...

The only reason I'm even leaving my house is because I'm having a regents today and tomorrow. Due to what I'm reading, if my school is closed tomorrow, I have to do my damn global regents in June and most likely take the US history regents the same day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only reason I'm even leaving my house is because I'm having a regents today and tomorrow. Due to what I'm reading, if my school is closed tomorrow, I have to do my damn global regents in June and most likely take the US history regents the same day.

Yeah boss sent an e-mail saying we're closing at 3pm, so that's that. A few of the students that I tutor have Regents this week.  I don't see how they can take them if they're after today.

Edited by Via Garibaldi 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got an early release day and my midterm was moved to next week, but now since its getting worse, seems as I will have tommorow off as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A travel ban has been tentatively set for 11pm in NYS, but the Governor is waiting until the 4pm weather advisory to see if the forecast changes. If it doesn't, there will be a travel ban later tonight.

 

Looks like MNRR/LIRR will shut down after 11pm no matter what...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oh god a little snow is gonna kill us all

It has nothing to do with that. It's about people being stranded due to buses or trains becoming stuck.  The (MTA) doesn't want a liability.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It has nothing to do with that. It's about people being stranded due to buses or trains becoming stuck.  The (MTA) doesn't want a liability.

Like that (A) that got stuck in the snow...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like that (A) that got stuck in the snow...

Yep... The last big snow fall we had back in 2011, it took me 2 hours to get back to Riverdale.  The slowest BxM2 ride of my life. Bus was having trouble on Madison coming uphill and on the Deegan. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

School's closed tomorrow

They rescheduled my regents to Thursday, so I have extra time to study. So this means that there is likely suspended portions of the subway happening tomorrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that the upper portions of the (1)(4)(2)(5) and (6) are going to have a lot of havoc on their hands with (2) 's going via the (5) and the (1) running express in Bronx, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It has nothing to do with that. It's about people being stranded due to buses or trains becoming stuck. The (MTA) doesn't want a liability.

I had brought up the fact in the MN/LIRR forum that Metro North ran 3/4 of its trains during the Blizzard of 94 to which someone replied that those Trains ended up paying the price for it as most of the rail cars logged serious garage time for repairs afterwards

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that the upper portions of the (1)(4)(2)(5) and (6) are going to have a lot of havoc on their hands with (2) 's going via the (5) and the (1) running express in Bronx, etc.

Yeah, that's not happening on account of the subway being shut down after 11. Service will be limited starting at 7pm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It doesn't make sense to Suspened service in Manhattan.

And when will the subway be back up after 11PM?

 

Also, if the yards can't handle all the subway trains do they leave the subway cars @ stations?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It doesn't make sense to Suspened service in Manhattan.

And when will the subway be back up after 11PM?

 

Also, if the yards can't handle all the subway trains do they leave the subway cars @ stations?

No, they're stored on the underground express tracks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It doesn't make sense to Suspened service in Manhattan.

And when will the subway be back up after 11PM?

 

Also, if the yards can't handle all the subway trains do they leave the subway cars @ stations?

The idea is to keep people off the roads in these dangerous conditions. Besides, all non-emergency vehicles will be banned throughout all of the affected region.

 

Earliest estimates are looking at a Wednesday morning reopening of all mass transit, with the exception of NJ Transit, which for some reason doesn't expect their service to return until Thursday.

 

As 46Dover said, the trains will be stored out of the elements on the express tracks. Well, that's the usual operation when the subways are running during a storm. However, as was the case during Hurricane Sandy, with the entire system shut down, there's more storage space for trains.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So this shutdown is basically a copy of the complete subway shutdown during Hurricane Sandy in 2010. Express Service is getting very limited as of right now because (2) and (3)'s are starting to go local. I won't be surprised if a fleet swap happens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how many people will be going cross-country skiing across Manhattan overnight tonight or tomorrow?

 

better yet, how many young people will have a snowball fight, then go in for some classic new york pizza at 3am?

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the weather forecast models on channel 7 is predicting less than 1 foot of snow in NYC, while the other model predicts more than 2 feet of snow for the city. Therefore, they are predicting 1 to 2 feet in NYC, with around 2 feet north and east of the city.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how many people will be going cross-country skiing across Manhattan overnight tonight or tomorrow?

 

better yet, how many young people will have a snowball fight, then go in for some classic new york pizza at 3am?

LMAO!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

NYC Mayor: ‘Reconcile Yourselves With Your God, For All Will Perish In The Tempest’

 

700.jpg?0084

 

NEW YORK—As a major winter storm continued its advance toward New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio advised residents Monday to make peace with whatever higher power they call God, for all shall meet their death in the coming tempest. “The furious hoarfrost bearing down upon us knows neither mercy nor reason, and all within the five boroughs will perish, cowering in their brittle dwellings,” said de Blasio, adding that none would find succor from the gale save those favored by providence to pass quietly in their sleep. “This shall be a tempest the likes of which has never been glimpsed by man or beast. Clutch your babes close to your breast and take small comfort in knowing that they will howl for but a few hours before death becalms them forever.” De Blasio added that, barring an unexpected intensification in the storm, normal subway and bus service would resume Wednesday.

Source: http://www.theonion.com/articles/nyc-mayor-reconcile-yourselves-with-your-god-for-a,37850/

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.