A number of New Yorkers are wondering if subway trains are shut down ahead of the potentially historic blizzard that will hit Monday night and Tuesday. As much as 3 feet of snow could fall in the city during the storm.
UPDATE as of Monday afternoon: Subways and all MTA transit are closing down at 11 p.m. ET.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the state, including New York City, ahead of the snowstorm. Cuomo said the “major winter storm is expected to hit the Long Island, New York City and Mid-Hudson regions beginning Monday and intensify ahead of the evening commute.”
“At its height, the storm could reach as much as 4 inches of snow an hour and zero visibility conditions. As a result, roads including the Thruway, I-84 and the Long Island Expressway, and public transit networks including the LIRR, PATH, Metro North Railroad, and MTA Subways and Buses may be closed ahead of the evening commute,” reads a statement on his website.
Here’s what the MTA says: