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MTA preps for storm set to soak NYC Tuesday

By 09/06/2022 3:08 PMNo Comments

The MTA is prepared for a storm predicted to pound the Tri-State area on Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service warned Monday night that the New York City area might get up to 3 inches of rain, with most of it coming on Tuesday.

The MTA announced on Monday that it would place “weather-response teams” in “key areas” around the subway system to deal with any flooding or service interruptions caused by inclement weather.

The MTA pledged that four trains would be fuelled and utilized to pump water and clean away trash.

Crews will monitor and inspect flood-prone stations’ drain systems to minimize the likelihood of traffic jams.

According to the agency, it would also monitor stations with elevators and escalators and dispatch specialists to work on any weather-related problems.

A flood warning was issued Monday for 90 million people from Atlanta to Boston — a massive region of the East Coast encompassing roughly 90 million people.

This week’s storm comes just over a year after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on the subway system and stranded motorists on flooded roads.

At one time, all subway lines in the city were shut as the National Weather Service warned of a “life-threatening catastrophe.”

Across the city, at least 13 persons were murdered.

 

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