Queens Midtown Tunnel
The fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. at a building on 51st Avenue near the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Long Island City.
The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel both took on millions of gallons of water when the Oct. 2012 storm roared ashore.
A missing elderly man from Suffolk County who suffers from dementia was found safe in New York City Wednesday night.
One tube of the tunnel was shut down at 2 a.m. on Saturday and will reopen on Monday at 5 a.m. The same closure will take effect again next weekend so repairs can be made.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the restored 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. traffic pattern will provide relief for inbound commuters coming from Long Island and Queens into Manhattan.
In the video taken on the night of Oct. 29, the water can be seen rushing through the toll plaza and into the tunnel.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that trucks will be allowed in the tunnel beginning at 6 a.m. The tunnel had been open to cars since Nov. 9.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota has apologized, after saying Mayor Michael Bloomberg acted “like an idiot” when he predicted the Queens-Midtown tunnel might open early.
For those trying to cross the East River, there is good news.
When CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu first made her way into the tunnel, the tell-tale sign of seeing something no one had ever seen before took place when natural light slowly dissipated. The tunnel got very cold, damp and pitch black.
Limited commuter rail service on Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road has resumed with limited subway service set to resume Thursday.
The New York City subway system “has never faced a disaster as devastating” as the damage that was caused by Superstorm Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Joseph Lhota said Tuesday.
The New York National Guard says it will have more than 250 troops on duty for the Thanksgiving holiday helping provide security at airports and train stations in New York City.
New questions are being raised Thursday morning about security coverage at New York’s busy bridges and tunnels.
October 27 is T Day.