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Two days since Hurricane Sandy turned the New York area into a giant water park, ConEdison gives us an update as to how long NYC residents must continue to suffer.
ConEdison, New York's primary service for electricity and gas, reports that power outages are currently affecting more than 800,000 in its service area. Interestingly enough, Reuters reported that 20 percent of New York City was blacked out on Tuesday. With its residents plunged into darkness, New Yorkers were delivered another blow as ConEdison reportedly cut power to more than 160,000 homes in Brooklyn and Staten Island late Tuesday night because of storm-related issues on high voltage systems.
Verizon, who has infiltrated the New York boroughs over the past few years, saw major damage to ts telecom equipment located in Lower Manhattan, Queens and Long Island — areas tat saw some of the worst of the storm's surge flood. No estimate of how many customers have been affected by the outages, but most New York residents are saying that service is spotty in areas it hardest by the storm.
At the time of writing, travel, another concern for New Yorkers, is still limited, as airlines axed another 2,801 flights Wednesday, bringing Hurricane Sandy's grand total to roughly 19,500 cancelations since Sunday. Subway service is still suspended, but the MTA has announced that limited service will resume on November 1. Waits are expected to be longer than usual and trains will be more crowded.
The full details can be found below:
- B, C, E, G, Q, 3, and 7 trains will remain suspended
- A trains will run in two sections, making local stops between 168th Street and Penn Station in Manhattan and between Jay Street and Lefferts Boulevard in Brooklyn.
- D trains will also run in two sections, making local stops between 205th Street in the Bronx and 34th St./Herald Square in Manhattan and between Atlantic Avenue and Bay Parkway in Brooklyn
- F trains will also run in two sections, making local stops between 179th Street in Queens and 34th St./Herald Square in Manhattan and between Jay Street and Avenue X in Brooklyn
- J trains will make all local stops between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street
- L trains will make all local stops between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway
- M trains will operate between Myrtle Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn
- N trains will make all local stops between Ditmars Boulevard in Queens and 34th St/Herald Square in Manhattan
- R trains will operate in Brooklyn only, making all local stops between Jay Street and 95th Street
- S shuttle (42nd Street) will run between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal
- 1 and 2 trains will run between the Bronx and Times Square. The 1 will make local stops and the 2 will run express between 96th St. and Times Square
- 4 trains will run in two sections, making local stops between Woodlawn in the Bronx and 42nd St/Grand Central in Manhattan, and between Borough Hall and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn
- 5 trains will run express in Brooklyn between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
- 6 trains will make a ll local stops between Pelham Bay Park and 42nd St./Grand Central
You can see the latest limited subway service map for all five boroughs by clicking HERE.