NYC Subway to Shut Down on August 27: Hurricane Irene
Hurricane Irene Prompts Subway Shutdown; Bus, Train Shutdown
As widely expected, New York Governor Mario Cuomo announced that the MTA will be shutting down New York City subway service at noon on Saturday, August 27. It takes around eight hours to get all of the trains out of service.
The MTA shutdown will affect:
- NYC subway service
- NYC bus service
- Long Island Railroad (LIRR)
- Metro-North Railroad
PATH Train service between New York City and New Jersey will also shut down.
New York State Emergency Management is working at Level 5, which is its highest.
A NYC subway shutdown, once a very likely possibility, is now going to happen. New Yorker, please take this into consideration when making your stay-or-go hurricane plans. If you're staying, start stocking up on bottled water now. You can simply fill empty containers from the tap. Make sure you have enough food to last for a few days, food that doesn't require electricity to prepare.