Gallery: New York City Suspends Public Transport as Hurricane Sandy Whi...

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Sunday morning that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will start suspending all public transportation at 7 p.m. Sunday. NYC transit subways will be closed at 7 p.m. and buses will stop running two hours later, while Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will start their final trains by 7 p.m. from terminal locations. Subway and rail road stations will be closed after the last trains pass through stations. Hurricane Sandy is whipping up the Atlantic coast, where it will eventually collide with both a mid-latitude trough heading east and a frigid influx of arctic air from the north. Forecasters predict that this could be the most furious storm the region has seen since the 1990’s with storm surges of at least 11 feet expected to slam into Long Island Sound and Raritan Bay. And a full moon on Monday could exacerbate the storm’s formidable power as tides will be at their peak.

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