Outdoor subway service in New York City ceased at 2 p.m. Monday due to the snow storm, officials said

There were no immediate plans to end subway service, but that could change, said Sarah E Feinberg, the interim president of New York City Transit who operates the city’s subway and buses

“This is a dangerous, life threatening situation,” Gov Andrew M Cuomo said at a press conference on Monday, “And expect major closings so you won’t be surprised And we don’t want someone stranded in a place they can’t come home”

The shutdown affected lines across the city, closing 204 of the system’s 472 stations, primarily in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx This is evident from a map shared by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, passengers had to get off at the last subway station before the train crossed the ground

For example, southbound service on the F-Line ended in Brooklyn at Jay Street MetroTech station. In Queens, line 7 northbound ended at Hunters Point Avenue.In the Bronx, service ended northbound on the line 6 on Hunts Point Avenue

Patrick J. Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the subway, buses, and two commuter lines, said the Long Island Railroad would stop running between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the last trains on Metro North -Trains would leave Grand Central Terminal at around 3 p.m.

PATH trains connecting Manhattan to New Jersey would also stop running at 3 p.m., according to Rick Cotton, executive director of the New York and New Jersey Port Authority

The MTA previously exposed over the metro during a snow storm in January 2016 – while the metro was running

The only time the entire metro system was shut down due to a snow storm was in 2015 when Mr. Cuomo ordered it to be turned off at 11pm on Jan 26 The announcement surprised the transit workers and they had to mix up to bring the huge network to a standstill within a few hours

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he learned of the closure when the public did so and the storm largely spared the city; The metro slowly reopened the next day, despite the fact that the closure had disrupted the city’s economic life

The metro was also closed in August 2011 before Tropical Storm Irene and in 2012 before Hurricane Sandy

In the spring the officials decided to discontinue the regular night shift for the first time in the MTA history, system shutdown from 1 am to 5 am to disinfect trains, equipment and stations during the pandemic

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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/01/us/nyc-mta-subway-trains-shut-down-snow-storm.html