Water Gushes Down Stairs and Floods Platform in New York City Subway Station
Heavy rainfall in New York City on Monday morning caused serious flooding at some subway stations.
UPDATE: The flooding was solved by noon.
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The MTA, the agency that operates the subway system in the city, said in an alert that uptown No. 1 trains would skip the 145th Street station after floodwaters gushed down the stairs into the station.
Rain and flooding caused major delays across the system, which is one of the largest in the world, on April 16.
At one station, the Bryant Park BDFM stop, it was raining indoors.
People inside various stations recorded video footage and took pictures of the flooding.
The MTA said via Twitter that its working on responding to the floods.
“As happens during heavy storms like today’s, water is entering some stations from the street,” the agency said in a tweet. “We’ll keep staircases and other station areas open as long as it’s safe to do so, but please be careful as you enter and exit trains.”
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