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Monday, 16 April 2018

Heavy rain causes major subway station flooding

A deluge of rain turned the city’s subway system into straphanger soup during rush hour Monday — with dozens of riders sharing images of water pouring into stations and complaining of delays.
Commuting chaos hit more than a dozen lines as rain flooded the transit system, creating waterfalls on subway station platforms and pools of water inside some Long Island Rail Road train cars.
Rider Josh Guild posted video of a torrent of water sloshing down the steps of a No. 1 subway station in Harlem.
The flooding became so heavy at the 145th St. station that northbound No. 1 trains started to skip the station around 10:30 a.m.
Even without the rains, the morning rush had a rough start.
Water poured into the 42nd Street Bryant Park subway station on Monday.  (@DANGBATTLESHIP; @BRETHYDE VIA TWITTER)
A train with mechanical issues at 34th St.-Herald Sq. held up service at 6:30 a.m.
There were service changes and delays on the B, D, E, F, G and M until for about 45 minutes.
The delays kept piling up, however, when signal problems hit 34th St.-Herald Sq. at 9:45 a.m., holding up B, D, F and M trains.
Down the lines in Brooklyn, signal problems at Avenue X and Avenue J delayed northbound F and B trains.
— josh guild (@jbguild) April 16, 2018
Sick riders also slowed down the commute at Hoyt-Schermerhorn on the A line, at 59th St., holding up the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 trains, and at Junction Blvd., disrupting No. 7 line service.
Switch problems at Church Ave. around 9:30 a.m. delayed F and G service even further.
In the Bronx, a burning insulator forced transit crews to temporarily cut third rail power on the Nos. 2 and 5 line, causing delays from trains backed up.
NJ Transit suspended service on several lines due to the steady downpour, including the River Line Service, Hudson Bergen Light Rail Service, and North Jersey Coast Line.
Water floods the west side of Manhattan at West 26th Street and 12th Avenue on Monday.  (THEODORE PARISIENNE/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
The streets in Jersey City were largely flooded, as well.
"Hudson Bergen Light Rail service is subject to 30 minute delays in both directions due to a disabled train north of Essex St," the rail service said in a tweet.
The rain also brought havoc on Jersey City, N.J., streets that were flooded — and for drivers trying to negotiate their way in and around New York City.
Police shut down the northbound lanes on the Henry Hudson Parkway due to severe flooding.
— Bret Hyde (@BretHyde) April 16, 2018
Grand Central Parkway near 48th St. was also closed.
In Staten Island, a minivan became submerged in water on Bayview Ave. near Hylan Blvd. in Prince's Bay at about 8:45 a.m., officials said. The fire department pushed the vehicle out of the water and nobody was injured, according to the FDNY.
In Newark, the fire department's Urban Water Rescue Unit rescued at least six people in submerged vehicles in the Ironbound district, which is adjacent to the Passaic River. The rescue unit used rafts and other water rescue equipment to transport motorists to higher ground levels, the Newark Police Dept. said in a public safety notice.
Travelers flying out of John F. Kennedy Airport and other local airports were also tied up but the extreme weather conditions. 

- ny news 

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