Friday, August 26, 2011

NYC Officials to Shut Down Mass Transit on Saturday as East Coast Prepares for Hurricane Irene



As the entire East Coast of the U.S. braces for big, bad hurricane Irene, which could turn out to be one of the worst storms to hit the region in years, the Governor of New York City, Andrew M. Cuomo, declared today that all subways, commuter trains and buses would stop running at noon on Saturday, August 27.

In addition, the Governor said that if sustained wind surpasses the 60mph (96km/h) mark, all bridges around New York City as well as five Hudson River bridges, the New York State Thruway and possibly other major highways would be closed to all traffic.

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