The New York MTA and Port Authority are closing down at 11 p.m. due to the snowstorm, according to reports on Monday.
The facilities for the agencies are closing–not the subway or transit.
The MTA, or Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said that extra lines will be added for LIRR and Metro-North.
More than a dozen trains are being added on Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road to help commuters get home ahead of the storm.
The MTA says eight extra LIRR trains will depart Penn Station between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Metro-North Railroad will have 18 additional trains leaving Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Adding the early getaway trains means that the railroad will cancel or combine 14 trains that normally depart the terminal after 5 p.m.
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: