More than 23,000 customers were left without power in Connecticut Friday night after snowstorm winds picked up.
The approaching nor’easter that is poised to deal a potentially paralyzing blow to the Tri-State Area has local transit authorities making some changes and preparing their customers for the worst-case scenarios.
Amtrak service was temporarily suspended between Newark and New York City because of mechanical problems with the Portal Bridge.
Floodwaters from the storm poured into Amtrak’s East River tunnels and knocked out the entire signal system that manages Amtrak and LIRR trains between Long Island and Manhattan.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in a recovery state after the hit it took from superstorm Sandy, but there is some good news for straphangers.
Life after Superstorm Sandy has left Long Island Rail Road commuters in a tight spot – literally. Their trains have been crowded because of storm damage, and they are angry about it.
Limited service has been restored on the Montclair-Boonton Line into Penn Station in New York City and to Hoboken.
Temporary repairs to an East River Amtrak tunnel have allowed for the reopening of a number of lines but with a reduced number of trains able to travel through the tunnel.
Amtrak has announced plans to reopen three tunnels providing access to and from Penn Station on Friday, nearly two weeks after they were flooded and severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
More mass transit operations are coming online in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
There is still no Amtrak service in or out of New York City, but the railroad is getting closer to changing that.
At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.
As of 10:50 p.m., all North Jersey Coast Line and Northeast Corridor trains leaving New York-Penn Station were subject to 60-90 minute delays because of Amtrak signal issues, NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso told WCBS 880.
Amtrak is going to break the speed limit this week in the Northeast Corridor.
Firefighters from North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue are often among the first on the scene for incidents at the Lincoln Tunnel, commuter train and Amtrak tunnels and the New Jersey Turnpike.