Closures Announced Across The Region For Monday In Preparation For Sandy
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Broadway is going dark for Sunday evening and Monday evening performances as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the region.
All shows have been canceled, the Broadway League announced Sunday afternoon.
The New York Stock Exchange has also called off floor trading for Monday, although electronic trading will continue. The trading floor has only been closed previously for Hurricane Gloria in 1985, and following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Also due to the impending impact of Hurricane Sandy, New York State court officials announced the closures of several courts across the area.
New York State courts will be closed Monday in the five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and for the Ninth Districts courts covering Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties.
The only exceptions to the closures are for arraignments and emergency applications, according to the courts system.
Anyone scheduled to appear for jury duty in one of those courts do not need to appear on Monday, officials said.
In New Jersey, the Hopatcong and Stanhope court systems have been canceled for Monday. Jersey City Municipal Court is also closed.
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East River Ferry service has been suspended and the Staten Island Ferry will halt service at 8 p.m. Sunday.
The Staten Island Ferry was to operate until 8:00 p.m. from St. George Terminal and 8:30 p.m. from Whitehall Terminal and will be suspended until further notice, the city announced Sunday afternoon.
Gov. Cuomo announced Sunday morning that MTA buses and subways, Metro-North trains and LIRR trains would be suspended beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday. The shutdown began as scheduled.
PATH train service will be suspended as of 12:01 a.m Monday and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced NJ TRANSIT service will be halted by Monday in advance of Sandy making landfall.
Air travel is likely to be suspended as Sandy nears and travelers are urged to check with their airline before heading to the airport.
Late Sunday afternoon, Amtrak announced the cancellation of most service for Monday throughout the northeast ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
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