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Video we have of the battery tunnel in lower Manhattan this gets out of the city the -- is totally flooded leaving New Yorkers with limited ways.
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-- -- officially you look at powdery -- they -- Miller is it at the mouth of the tunnel there and said David Lee tells what's happening down there.
That's right we're at the entrance way to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel this tunnel has been here every 62.
And you can see for yourself the extent of the damage take a look at the water.
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Completely and -- impassable -- less you have a submarine to get to Brooklyn.
We are told that the water.
Essentially was at street level coming over -- the walls.
-- walls along the Hudson River.
And that it made its way to its lowest point entering into the title.
Authorities say that in order to get this water out it's going to require a great deal of pumping it is not going to recede naturally.
Also there's a great deal of flooding underneath the streets of New York even though much -- the water has receded on surface level.
Many of the subway to -- are completely flooded.
Just a short time ago Mayor Bloomberg explains that the city is doing whatever it can as soon as -- can to get things back to normal.
-- this morning we have begun the work of clearing and reopening bridges and roadways.
Both of which will take some time and the best ways New Yorkers can help us get this done quickly is to stay off the roads.
The work is well under way East River bridges have already been reopened.
The work of getting our mass transit grid and our power -- restored however.
Is going to take more time and a lot of patience.
Take a look again at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
You can see that this is going to take more than a matter of days for this water to be pump data here and but it tunnel to return to normal.
Some quasi good news for New York is -- We could see subway service restored in a few days time and there's talk there's talk now of some limited bus service.
Taking place possibly as soon as this afternoon.
But still this is a city that is.
Partially paralyzed them.
-- -- the good news where we can even if it's quasi.
Good news at this time David Lee thank you.
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