At a news conference, Cuomo announced MTA subway service, Metro-North trains and LIRR service will be shut down as of 7 p.m. Sunday. Additionally, final bus service end at 9 p.m.
The AirTrain to the airport had to be shut down for several hours, with about 150 people stuck in the cars. The riders were stranded between Jamaica Station and the airport just after 7:30 p.m. A computer malfunction apparently caused the hold-up.
When the SUV finally stopped rolling over, the bodies of four people laid outside on the street, and the fifth person died inside the car. Two of the deceased victims were an eight-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy.
Last year, subways killed 40 people in New York City. In the future, sliding mechanical doors at the platform’s edge could save lives, preventing people from falling, jumping, or getting pushed.