Rain, rain go away, come again another day… and perhaps try not to affect our subway system?
Given the heavy rain affecting the region, subway service is currently entirely suspended on the B, G, W and S lines. What’s more, Q and R trains are being rerouted and folks should expect delays on the 1, 7, A, E, M, J and Z lines.
The are partial suspensions in place on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, C, D, F, L and N trains as well, but the situation is clearly developing so make sure to constantly check the MTA website for the most recent updates regarding service.
New Yorkers have been dealing with heavy downpours since early this morning and things don’t seem to be getting any better, with flash flood warnings in place across all boroughs and the National Weather Service predicting more of the same through the night.
New Yorkers are posting terrifying flooding videos across social media:
@saminthecity_ got stuck crossing the street🤡 #flashflood #nyc #rain #brooklyn ♬ original sound - Sam
Grand Central Parkway by LGA is a lake pic.twitter.com/lZrp9TKELZ— David Gelles (@dgelles) September 29, 2023
View from Williamsburg bridge, FDR is at a full standstill, multiple cars trapped in oily waters. pic.twitter.com/QL4wqUKlnl— Gwynne Hogan (@GwynneFitz) September 29, 2023
In Williamsburg, Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/qXHkUmPtax— NYScanner (@nyscanner) September 29, 2023
Streets, subway stations, highways and even buses are flooded, making it nearly impossible to traverse the city.
Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency across New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley due to extreme rainfall, specifically advising citizens to be careful and “never attempt to travel on flooded roads.”
Needless to say, try to stay home. Catch up on some Netflix, perhaps? Happy weekend, New York!