Transit Shuts And Schools Close As New York City Prepares For Sandy

Source:  WABC New York

NEW YORK – Subway, bus and train service will be shut down and New York City public schools will close Monday in advance of Hurricane Sandy.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the transit system to be suspended starting at 7 p.m. Sunday, when the last subways and final Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road commuter trains would run. The last buses will run at 9 p.m. He said the decision to shut down the area’s bridges and tunnels would be made on a case-by-case basis.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that all city schools will be closed on Monday as the massive storm closes in on the region.

The mayor also ordered mandatory evacuations in some low-lying areas.

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