Transit disruptions, emergencies amid historic NY, NJ flooding

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NEW YORK — Remnants of Ida created chaos as heavy rains and already saturated ground sparked flash flood emergencies in New York and New Jersey Wednesday evening.

Transit issues carried into Thursday. Below you’ll find the latest updates.

Transit updates

Subways

New York City Transit officials encouraged commuters to avoid using the subway system late Wednesday night and early Thursday, as the MTA continued cleanup from the heavy rainfall and flooding at many stations.

After service along multiple subway lines was fully suspended early Thursday, most lines were restored with at least partial service by the afternoon.

Thursday night, commuters were advised to still expect significant delays and service changes throughout the system. Tracks in Queens suffered the most damage.

W service was suspended Thursday night. There were partial service suspensions on the Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, as well as lines E, F, M, N, R. and SIR.

Delays persisted on No. 1 and 7, as well as lines A, B, C, D, G, J and L.

Q service ran local to express.

Acting MTA Chairman and CEO Janno Lieber told the PIX11 Morning News that they expected to have much more subway service returning into Thursday afternoon.

Metro-North Railroad

Service was suspended systemwide for the Metro-North all day Thursday. Around 4 p.m., officials said they did not anticipate service would be restored Thursday on the East of Hudson lines.

Trains will operate on an enhanced weekend schedule for Harlem and New Haven lines beginning Friday.

Long Island Rail Road

After nearly all LIRR lines experienced full or service suspensions early Thursday, by the nighttime, all lines were listed as back to “on or close” to schedule.

Head to the MTA website for the latest updates on Metro-North and LIRR service.

NJ Transit

For Friday, NEC, NJCL, Main/Bergen County/Port Jervis, and ACRL are all on regular weekday schedules. Montclair, Gladstone, PVL and RVL remain suspended. Newark Light Rail and River LINE operate on a regular weekday schedule. HBLR is on a regular weekday schedule with some sections of busing. Bus service is on a regular weekday schedule, expect delays and detours, though. Systemwide cross honoring is in effect for rail, NJ TRANSIT and private carrier buses, and light rail.

Head to the NJ Transit website for the latest service updates.

PATH trains

PATH trains were back to operating on a regular schedule Thursday afternoon, after some lines saw service changes in the morning as a result of the storm.

Check the PATH Twitter account for the latest service updates.

Airports

After several disruptions for Kennedy, La Guardia and Newark airports, all had resumed mostly normal operations by Thursday night, though delays and other disruptions remained possible for travelers.

Teterboro Airport remains closed, likely until Friday evening.

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