New York City Travel Ban Lifted as MTA Buses and Trains Resume Service

January 24, 2016 Updated: January 24, 2016
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The New York City travel ban was lifted at 7 a.m. Sunday, while trains and buses around the boroughs resumed service. 

The ban commenced on Saturday afternoon and effectively prohibited people from driving on all roads in the city and most on Long Island.

The ban started around the same time as subway, bus, and regional rail service was suspended.

Travelers navigate snow covered steps at the Union Turnpike subway station in the Queens borough of New York during a snowstorm Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a travel ban in New York City and on Long Island, saying all non-emergency vehicles should be off New York City's roads after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Travelers navigate snow covered steps at the Union Turnpike subway station in the Queens borough of New York during a snowstorm Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a travel ban in New York City and on Long Island, saying all non-emergency vehicles should be off New York City’s roads after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo later announced that the ban would be lifted at 7 a.m. on Sunday after workers worked through the night to clear roads.

Limited bus and subway service started at 6 a.m., although the regional rail services of Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North is still suspended.

“Some outages remain as crews, assisted by heavy duty snow equipment continue that work,” the MTA noted. “Service will be restored as conditions warrant throughout the day.”